Amateur Cricket to Benefit from PCA's MVP System - 26/05/2009
The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA), the representative body for past and present first class cricketers, has today launched a brand new website, www.mycricketmvp.com, making their Most Valuable Player (MVP) ratings system available to schools and clubs worldwide.
The MVP concept was meticulously developed with input from past and present professional cricketers. The MVP formula delivers a cumulative points system that rewards every run scored, wicket taken, and catch held. Unlike any other statistical tool, it also gives credit for captaincy and to winning teams. It has proved incredibly popular with the players and is highly regarded as a true yardstick of performance during a season.
Former England captain, Michael Vaughan, has welcomed this latest MVP initiative, stating, "In the last two years, the MVP system has proven an invaluable resource to players, illustrating a true reflection of a cricketers' performance across all competitions and providing far more insight than averages alone. The new MVP website presents a unique opportunity for schools and cricket clubs worldwide to utilise a system, championed by the pro's, to identify the key performers in their side."
The MVP is run in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Mike Gatting, Managing Director, Cricket Partnerships, for ECB said, "Mycricketmvp.com will provide the amateur game with a professional resource, enabling players, teachers and coaches to analyse the game in greater depth, and explore options to improve performance as a result."
The Australian Cricketers' Association, the New Zealand Cricket Players Association and the South African Cricketers' Association have all licensed the MVP system from the PCA following its successful launch.
PCA Assistant Chief Executive, Jason Ratcliffe, added, "There has been significant interest since we launched the MVP in 2007, with a number of requests to use our proven formula. mycricketmvp.com will now offer schools and clubs a user-friendly template to create their own MVP table, and churn out in depth analysis by simply inputting key data from scorecards."