New League Format will come into effect in 2016

On 18th October 2014, League Chairman presented the New League format in the General Meeting.
The Clubs voted for the new format to be effective as of 2016.

New League Format
Division 1: 6 Teams (Playing each other twice – home & away)
Division 2: 6 Teams (Playing each other twice – home & away)
Division 3: 6 Teams (Playing each other twice – home & away)
Division 4: Remaining Teams (Playing each other only once – Games will be divided into home & away)

The Advantages of the new format are:

  • Better Fixture organization.
  • Fixture scheduling will be easier.
  • Minimal confusion in the Fixture Management.
  • Provide clear responsibilities for the Home & Away Team.
  • Home Team responsibility (Ground Fee & Teas).
  • Clubs with no Home ground can liaise with another Club having the ground at the start of the season itself.
  • Minimal intervention of LC required.

Why in Division 4 (new format), team play each other only once? Do we get any benefits by adopting to the new format?
In Division 4, we will not get any benefits by adopting the new league format. But, the problems will be less. In Division 4, if we introduce Home & Away then the number of games will become unmanageable.

How the Promotion & Relegation of Teams will work moving forward from 2015 to 2016?
In 2015, there will be 3 divisions each having 9 teams each.
At the end of 2015, each division will have the following standings:

Division 1: D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16, D17, D18, D19
Division 2: D21, D22, D23, D24, D25, D26, D27, D28, D29
Division 3: D31, D32, D33, D34, D35, D36, D37, D38, D39

These will be ranked in the order from 1 to 27 as:
D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16, D17, D18, D19, D21, D22, D23, D24, D25, D26, D27, D28, D29, D31, D32, D33, D34, D35, D36, D37, D38, D39.

The two teams that finish at the top of division two and three in 2015 shall be given the chance to move 2 positions above them.
  a. The two teams that finish at the bottom of divisions one & two in 2015 shall move 2 positions below them.

Rearranging the order accordingly:
D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16, D17, D21, D22, D18, D19, D23, D24, D25, D26, D27, D31, D32, D28, D29, D33, D34, D35, D36, D37, D38, D39.

Based on this, the New League format in 2016 will be formed as follows:
Division 1 (2016) : D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16
Division 2 (2016) : D17, D21, D22, D18, D19, D23
Division 3 (2016) : D24, D25, D26, D27, D31, D32
Division 4 (2016) : D28, D29, D33, D34, D35, D36, D37, D38, D39 & any new Teams

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