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The PCA launched its MVP - Most Valuable Player - for the domestic season 2007.
The PCA MVP is the newest benchmark in the game, a statistic that for the first time combines all aspects of a player's game and gives him a ranking in relation to his peers.
The PCA MVP is unique in sports statistics. It is an evaluation of the players, designed by the players. It is their game, it is their statistic.
MVP is a core concept in American sport and with its new player ratings, the PCA has seen MVP quickly integrated into the fabric of English cricket.
A player's overall individual performance
In 2006, the PCA undertook an extensive review of all player-performance related statistics in the game. Our results highlighted that cricket statistics are:
Cricket is a game that requires players to be skilled at multiple disciplines. To take wickets, to score runs, to take catches, to affect run outs. The value to a side of a genuine all-rounder cannot be underestimated.
The PCA MVP are calculated by combining a player's overall individual performances.
How did we design it?
In April 2006, the PCA set up its MVP Committee. During the 2006 season, the Committee carried out the following steps:
Current, past first-class and international cricketers have been involved at every step of the design process. The PCA has invested 100's of hours in the design and development of the ratings formula. It is truly reflective of the players' view of the game.
The PCA MVP is a cumulative points system that rewards players for every run scored, every wicket taken and every catch held - and, how well they do it.
A player achieves bonus points based in certain criteria. An overview of the formula is set out below:
Batting + Bowling + Fielding + Captaincy + Winning = Total MVP points
Batting bonus points are achieved for:
Bowling bonus points are achieved for:
Points are accumulated for:
A captain of a winning side will receive a points bonus
All members of a winning team receive a points bonus.
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