Playmates of the Season: Brendon McCullum & Assorted Otago Volts
The New Zealand domestic State Twenty20 champions, the Otago Volts have a new sponsor, Dream11, who have promised to feed 100 hundred children for every run the Volts score and for every wicket they take in the Champions League T20.
In return, the Otago Volts players will play some real cricket against the domestic champions from South Africa & the runners up from India who actually played in South Africa.
Then they will play fantasy cricket against Dream11 users in a public league on the site. They’ll probably interact with the users on the message boards, profess their immense respect for other players while justifying selections and omissions.
Some of the international players might be pulled into interesting discussions where they will be asked to justify their decision to play in a exhausting tournament in the middle of a hectic international season. Maybe we’ll see some wit, temper fail or a knack for the gross out. Maybe some’ll actually play and not have a dummy click on stuff for him.
Maybe it’ll be like Star Wars on Page 2 from Cricinfo during the IPL2 & ICC T20 WC. Maybe it won’t. But you might have Brendon & other assorted Kiwis for playmates.