What is Dotball ?

Dotball is a 360-degree fan engagement platform for cricket. Dotball provides the means for you to experience the real DREAM, real FANTASY. Create your teams, join contests and earn money. It is gaming done right, it is gaming simplified. Fantasy gaming is one face of the experience. The vision is to be Everything Cricket. We are new, we are full of energy and we are creating products to revolutionize the way fans consume cricket.

PS: We were also the official fantasy partners for Tamil Nadu Premier League 2018.

What is Fantasy gaming?

Fantasy gaming is a skill based online sports game which is classified as “game of skill”. Fantasy cricket is a part of the Fantasy sports model. It is an online game where you create a virtual team of real cricket players and score points depending on how your chosen players perform in real life matches. You have to select a match, create team, join any contest you like and win big money. The fantasy player who scored maximum points on the leaderboard will be declared as Winner. Fantasy cricket is a game of strategy, proper cricketing skill and making correct choices.

Is this legal?

Yes, ofcourse. You can find more information on this in our Legality page

Am I allowed to play?

Of course, you can play. Though you must be over 18 years of age to play on our platform. User should be a citizen of India and not a resident of Assam, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and Sikkim. Please refer to terms and conditions for more information on this.

How to play?

Please refer our ‘How to Play’ page to find more.

How do I win money?

Well, it depends on your skill. Pick a good squad and increase your chances of winning. You have to follow a logical and data driven approach. Examples of such data would be the playing XI, specific player performance in past matches and tournaments, the conditions of the pitch, striking the right balance in the team and so on. The amount you earn depends on the type of contest you join.

How to withdraw my winnings?

Once your account has been verified, you can withdraw money to your bank account by raising a request. The minimum amount you can request is INR 300, and the maximum you can request at a time is 2000 INR. The withdrawn amount would be transferred to your verified bank account instantly, provided banks are operational.

Do I have to pay tax on my winnings?

As per the Income Tax Act 1961, taxes are deducted at source wherever applicable and paid out by us. For all winnings from a game in an amount exceeding Rs. 10,000 , a tax @ 31.20% will be deducted from the Gross winning by Dotball. Winners will be provided with the TDS certificate. In case of withdrawal of winnings in installments, TDS certificate will also be provided for each installment paid by Dotball. In case of any revisions by the Government of India to the aforementioned rate in the future, TDS will be deducted by Dotball in accordance with the then current prescribed TDS rate. In addition, the users shall be responsible for payment of any other applicable tax, including (but not limited to), income tax, gift tax, etc. in respect of the Cash Prizes won.

How to register and login?

Registering on Dotball is as simple as playing a juicy half volley! You just need a valid mobile number and/or a Facebook account to register on the website. Once your user id is generated for which you have set up your unique password, you can create your own teams and start to earn money. The first piece of good news when you register is that you get Rs. 51 as signup bonus!!

I didn’t receive OTP for mobile number verification?

Please confirm if you have entered correct mobile number for registration. If you are still facing this issue, please reach out to us using the ‘Contact Us’ tab in your profile.

How to update profile?

Apart from your team name, you can update other profile information for your account. This can be done using the ‘Profile’ tab on the homepage after logging in.

General

How to play?

Please refer our ‘How to Play’ page to find more.

I haven't deposited money. Can I still win money?

Yes, you can. When you join dotball for the first time you will receive ₹51 cash bonus. You can participate in ‘Big league’ and ‘Winner takes all’ contests by using the bonus to win more.

Is tax applicable on my winnings?

As per the Income Tax Act 1961, taxes are deducted at source wherever applicable and paid out by us. For all winnings from a game in an amount exceeding Rs. 10,000m a tax @ 31.20% will be deducted from the Gross winning by Dotball. Winners will be provided with the TDS certificate. In case of withdrawal of winnings in installments, TDS certificate will also be provided for each installment paid by Dotball. In case of any revisions by the Government of India to the aforementioned rate in the future, TDS will be deducted by Dotball in accordance with the then current prescribed TDS rate. In addition, the users shall be responsible for payment of any other applicable tax, including (but not limited to), income tax, gift tax, etc. in respect of the Cash Prizes won.

Match

What is the difference between Upcoming, Live and Completed?

Upcoming Matches: You can only participate in Upcoming matches. These are usually updated atleast 2 days prior to the start of the match. You have to choose any match or matches in the Upcoming page to join the contests.

Live Matches: You can not join contests for any live match after the match has officially begun. If you have joined a contest for a live match, you can view the progress in the leaderboard. Completed Matches: You can not join contests for the completed matches. If you have previously engaged in contests for a completed match, you will be able to view the winners list in the leaderboard.

How often are matches updated?

We usually update matches at least two days in advance.

What happens if a match is cancelled?

Every match has a specified number of overs which need to be bowled for it to be included in the records. If that number of overs cannot be bowled and the match is abandoned or cancelled due to reasons like poor weather or crowd disturbance, then the corresponding matches and contests in the Dotball Fantasy League would also stand cancelled and the entry fee would be refunded.

Contest

There are so many contests. Please explain all of them.

We have several contests where you can participate, such as,

Big League:

Big league is considered as a start-up for fantasy gamers. A Pyramid-style gameplay where higher positions gives you grander amounts. Total prize pool will be divided between the ranks unequally. The percentage of winners in the Big League is usually between 30% and 40%.

Winner takes all:

Only 1 champion. A veteran of fantasy cricket is definitely looking out for this contest. A little risk can give you the best possible result.

Jazz Buzz:

Only 1 Winner; “NO runner-up”. You will be playing against only 1 contestant. If you love a good challenge, then Jazz Buzz is the best for you.

Three on a match (Battle of Three, One winner):

Only 1 Winner. Grow your Napoleon within yourself and fight against 2 other participants. The winning feel is unconditional, unparalleled and unimaginable.

Ferocious Four (Battle of Four, One winner):

Only 1 Winner. Super Fight against 3 other contestants. If you are in the range of your challenger, so are they. It only takes your skill to blitz past them. So defy all odds and prove yourself the master.

The Seven Samurais (Battle of Seven, One winner):

Only 1 Winner. Mega Fight against 6 other contestants. Impossible only exists because of possible. If the moments find you, nothing can stop you to overturn an unlikely defeat.

Twelve angry Men (Battle of Twelve, One winner):

Only 1 Winner. Infra Fight against 11 other contestants. This is not a fight; this is a war.

Why are entry fees charged for contests?

Entry fees are charged for pay-to-play contests to contribute to the cash prize pool and to meet administrative and operational expenses of Dotball for maintaining the contests. We do refund the entry fees to your Dotball wallet if a match is cancelled.

How are entry fees deducted from wallet?

The entry fees for a pay-to-play contest would be deducted from the un-utilized component, followed by the bonus component and lastly the winnings.

I have joined contest. What next?

Please be sure you update your team after official announcement of playing XI. In Dotball, you can edit your team until the first ball of the match is bowled. After that you can check your leaderboard during the match or after the end of the match.

I am unable to join contests for live match. Why?

Once the first bowl is bowled, the match will be declared as live and all contests become closed for entry. Hence, you can’t join in any contest for that live match.

No contests are open for this upcoming match. Why?

We are yet to update contests for this match. If the match is operational, contests will be added shortly.

I have won a contest. When will I receive winnings?

All team points and ranks are updated and displayed atleast 4 hours after completion of the match. This time is required to verify the data we have received from the live feed. Following this verification, the winners of cash prizes would have their Dotball wallet credited with the winning amount.

Teams

How should I create my team?

After registering your Dotball account, click on the ‘Create Team’ option for the match you’d like to join. Create Your team of 11 players including Captain and Vice-Captain for the match you want to join by using an allocated budget of 100 credits.

How are points calculated for my team?

Please refer our Scores & Points section for further understanding.

How often are points updated?

The scores (or points) are updated by us every few minutes in the backend! However, the final points and rank of your team are updated atleast four hours after the match is over. After the match, the winners are announced and winnings are distributed.

Leaderboard

Points are not getting updated. What should I do?

This could be an issue with the third-party scoring feed. You can be rest assured this issue will be resolved before running settlements. You can still reach out to us using the ‘Contact Us’ tab in your profile.

What if there is a tie for the same position in leaderboard?

If two or more teams have the same points after a match, then the total winnings for the position at which they are tied would be distributed equally between the two teams. If there are 2 winners for 1st position, then they would each get the cumulative average of the combined prize alloted for both the 1st and 2nd position, and the team that comes in with the next best points would get the winnings for 3rd position.

Please explain difference between Un-utilized, Bonus, Winnings

Un-utilized

Un-utilized is different from cash bonus and winnings because Un-utilized is money deposited by you into your Dotball wallet, but the other two are deposited by us as a result of your continued participation or for your winning. You can deposit the Un-utilized using credit/debit cards, net banking, UPI, mobile-wallets and any other approved payment methods.

Bonus

Cash bonus is the added amount credited to your wallet by Dotball because we value your presence as a user on our platform. Dotball announces offers of cash bonus from time to time. We offer sign-up bonus, cash bonus and referral bonus.

Winnings

Winnings correspond to the money earned by you by participating in cash contests and winning.

General

Cash bonus and Un-utilized cannot be withdrawn instantaneously. You would be required to utilize the amount in participating in cash contests. Winnings can be withdrawn instantaneously subject to verification of PAN and bank account details.

I want to withdraw winnings. What should I do?

You can withdraw your winnings anytime by going to ‘My Wallet-Withdraw money’ tab. You just have to go through an account verification process before you withdraw your money. The entire verification process will take 5-9 working days.

Bank account has been verified. How long will it take to withdraw winnings?

If your bank account has been verified, you can withdraw your money INSTANTLY.

Winnings not credited to dotball wallet? How long will it take?

All team points and ranks are updated and displayed atleast 4 hours after completion of the match. This time is required to verify the data we have received from the live feed. Following this verification, the winners of cash prizes would have their Dotball wallet credited with the winning amount.

How to add money to dotball wallet?

To add money to your wallet to pay entry fees and other charges, you need to go to ‘My Wallet’ tab on your dashboard, and click on ‘Add Money’, and you will be redirected to different modes of payment.

Unable to add money to dotball wallet. Transaction is failing.

Often the banks do not authorize payments due to technical glitches. In such situations you need to contact the bank first, because they would be able to resolve the issue. Additionally, you could share a screenshot of the funds transfer page to us using the ‘Contact Us’ tab in your profile.

Deposit not credited to dotball wallet? What should I do?

In such situations you need to contact the bank to understand if the amount got debited. If it is debited, then you could share a screenshot of the funds transfer page to us using the ‘Contact Us’ tab in your profile. We will help you out.

How to get cash bonus?

Dotball announces offers of cash bonus from time to time because we value your presence as a user on our platform.

Bonus is not credited to dotball wallet? What should I do?

Please confirm if promotional offer is still operational on dotball. If such is the case, please reach out to us using the ‘Contact Us’ tab in your profile to resolve your query.

Email ID not verified. Did not receive OTP. Why?

This could be due to two reasons.

1. First, check your spam folder to see if mails from Dotball are being redirected there. If so, you need to click on the ‘This is not spam’ button of your email page.

2. The second reason could be that you used a different email id for Dotball registration than the one you are checking now. If you are unable to login despite entering the correct email address for verification, please reach out to us at ‘Contact Us’ tab in your profile.

Why is PAN card required for verification?

Winnings from Dotball are treated as income. Hence, PAN card serves as necessary identity proof for verification. If you do not have your PAN Card, the verification process will be left incomplete and you wouldn’t be able to withdraw money into your bank account.

How long does it take for PAN card to get verified?

Your PAN card gets verified within 4 working days.

Why did my PAN card get rejected?

This can happen due to some reasons such as,

  • 1) PAN entered by you is not matching the uploaded PAN.
  • 2) Name entered by you is not matching the uploaded PAN.
  • 3) DOB entered by you is not matching the uploaded PAN.
  • 4) Uploaded image is not a valid PAN card.
  • 5) Uploaded image of PAN card is not clear.
  • 6) PAN card issued to minors is not a valid proof of identity as it does not contain photograph. PAN needs to be reapplied after turning 18.
  • 7) Fantasy gaming is not allowed by law in your state of residence.
  • 8) PAN card already registered in system.

Why is bank account required for verification?

To withdraw your winnings, the bank account needs to be verified by dotball.

Can I withdraw winnings into digital wallets?

Currently we are not supporting withdrawal into any digital wallets.

How long does it take for bank account to get verified?

Your Bank account gets verified within 5 working days.

Why did my bank account get rejected?

This can happen due to some reasons such as,

  • 1) Name entered by you is not matching the uploaded proof of bank account.
  • 2) Account number entered by you is not matching the uploaded proof of bank account.
  • 3) IFSC code entered by you is not matching the uploaded proof of bank account.
  • 4) Uploaded proof of bank account is not clear.
  • 5) The branch of your bank account operates in a state where fantasy gaming is not allowed by law.
  • 6) Fantasy gaming is not allowed by law in your state of residence.
  • 7)Uploaded proof of bank account is not matching the PAN details.
  • 8) Uploaded proof of bank account does not contain details of branch of bank.
  • 9) Uploaded proof does not contain all required information such as Name of Account Holder, A/c no, Address of user and Address (or IFSC) of bank.

Bank account has been verified. How long will it take to withdraw winnings?

If your bank account has been verified, you can withdraw your winnings INSTANTLY.

When are teams locked in for every match on Dotball?

We understand that fantasy players want to be on the same page when the playing XI is announced. Hence, on Dotball, they can pick players or edit their teams as per real playing XI. The teams are locked for most matches before the first ball has been bowled. We do not wish to place constraints on the user and increase the element of chance. Fantasy cricket is data driven and we want to increase that percentage.

What is instant withdrawal?

Unique and exciting. It is a core feature of Dotball. Play today. Win today. Withdraw today. If you want to withdraw your winnings amount, you need to verify your details; such as PAN card and bank account. If your details have been verified, you can withdraw your winnings anytime you want. Using this feature, you don’t need to wait for 3 days, you can withdraw now.

What is contest pass?

Contest pass is a one of a kind revolutionary attempt to innovate the fantasy gaming experience for cricket fans. It is a core USP of Dotball. By purchasing a contest pass, users can get free entries into multiple contests for a particular match or a collection of matches. We understand that fantasy users would like to participate in multiple contests for low fees, less competition, large number of winners and a chance to win big. Contest pass accomplishes all of this and does it better than any singular contest.

For more information, please refer to the Contest pass tab.

Do you have a ‘Refer your Friends’ program?

Sorry, we don’t have this feature now. However, you can always refer your friend to play with you and win big money. We will be integrating this feature in the near future.

What are the current cash bonus offers?

Right now we have one cash bonus offer. Deposit Rs. 111 and get Rs. 33 as cash bonus. Cash bonus offers will change from time-to-time. You can find the offer at the Add Money tab in your wallet.

What is contest pass?

Contest pass is a one of a kind revolutionary attempt to innovate the fantasy gaming experience for cricket fans. It is a core USP of Dotball. By purchasing a contest pass, users can get entries into multiple contests for a particular match. We understand that fantasy users would like to participate in multiple contests for low fees, less competition, large number of winners and a chance to win big. Contest pass accomplishes all of this and does it better than any singular contest. The math clearly reflects that.

How does contest pass work?

When a user purchases a contest pass, they can join contests specified in the match pass-page. After purchase of contest pass, the selected contests will be highlighted for the concerned upcoming match.

Contest pass seems too good to be true. Please explain.

We have used an example of Rs. 11 contest pass in Double Duel to highlight the benefits. Please go through the table below to understand the efficiency of contest pass. You can extrapolate on this data to further understand the other contest passes.

More winners

Big League: Scenario 1

  • Total Entry Fees
    5.5
  • No. of entry squads
    798
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest prize pool
    3000
  • Contest 1st place prize
    300
  • Contest last winner prize
    10

Issues

  • Less percentage winners
  • Can select only one team
  • More competition

Double Duel

  • Total Entry Fees
    11
  • No. of entry squads
    399
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest 1 prize pool
    1000
  • Contest 1 1st place prize
    100
  • Contest 1 last winner prize
    5
  • Per contest entry fee (approx)
    5.50
  • No. of entry squads
    399
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest 2 prize pool
    2000
  • Contest 2 1st place prize
    200
  • Contest 2 last winner prize
    10

Total Prize

  • Contest 1 prize pool
    1000
  • Contest 2 prize pool
    2000
  • Total prize pool
    3000
  • Contest 1 1st place prize
    100
  • Contest 2 1st place prize
    200
  • Total 1st place prize
    300
  • Contest 1 last winner prize
    5
  • Contest 2 last winner prize
    10
  • Total last winner prize
    15

Benefits

  • Less per contest entry fees
  • More percentage winners
  • Last winner getting more than entry fees
  • Flexibility in picking different teams for different contests (minimize risk)
  • Less competition

Lesser competition

Big League: Scenario 2

  • Total Entry Fees
    5.5
  • No. of entry squads
    798
  • No. of winning squads
    222
  • Contest prize pool
    3000
  • Contest 1st place prize
    300
  • Contest last winner prize
    2.50

Issues

  • Last winner gets only half of entry fees
  • Can select only one team
  • More competition

Double Duel

  • Total Entry Fees
    11
  • No. of entry squads
    399
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest 1 prize pool
    1000
  • Contest 1 1st place prize
    100
  • Contest 1 last winner prize
    5
  • Per contest entry fee (approx)
    5.50
  • No. of entry squads
    399
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest 2 prize pool
    2000
  • Contest 2 1st place prize
    200
  • Contest 2 last winner prize
    10

Total Prize

  • Contest 1 prize pool
    1000
  • Contest 2 prize pool
    2000
  • Total prize pool
    3000
  • Contest 1 1st place prize
    100
  • Contest 2 1st place prize
    200
  • Total 1st place prize
    300
  • Contest 1 last winner prize
    5
  • Contest 2 last winner prize
    10
  • Total last winner prize
    15

Benefits

  • Less per contest entry fees
  • More percentage winners
  • Last winner getting more than entry fees
  • Flexibility in picking different teams for different contests (minimize risk)
  • Less competition

Lower fees

Big League: Scenario 3

  • Total Entry Fees
    11
  • No. of entry squads
    399
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest prize pool
    3000
  • Contest 1st place prize
    300
  • Contest last winner prize
    5

Issues

  • Double per contest entry fees
  • Last winner gets only half of entry fees
  • Can select only one team

Double Duel

  • Total Entry Fees
    11
  • No. of entry squads
    399
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest 1 prize pool
    1000
  • Contest 1 1st place prize
    100
  • Contest 1 last winner prize
    5
  • Per contest entry fee (approx)
    5.50
  • No. of entry squads
    399
  • No. of winning squads
    111
  • Contest 2 prize pool
    2000
  • Contest 2 1st place prize
    200
  • Contest 2 last winner prize
    10

Total Prize

  • Contest 1 prize pool
    1000
  • Contest 2 prize pool
    2000
  • Total prize pool
    3000
  • Contest 1 1st place prize
    100
  • Contest 2 1st place prize
    200
  • Total 1st place prize
    300
  • Contest 1 last winner prize
    5
  • Contest 2 last winner prize
    10
  • Total last winner prize
    15

Benefits

  • Less per contest entry fees
  • More percentage winners
  • Last winner getting more than entry fees
  • Flexibility in picking different teams for different contests (minimize risk)
  • Less competition

What is Double Duel?

In Double Duel, you pay for 1 contest and can participate in 2 contests.

Where can I find Contest pass?

For upcoming matches, you can find the contest pass at the top of the contest page.

I am unable to see contest pass, what to do?

It is possible that we are not offering contest pass for this particular match. It is also likely that you have not updated your app to the latest version. Please logout, login and update the app. If you’re still unable to see contest pass, we request you to download the latest app available in the Download App tab on our website. Alternatively you can find the links for the Android app @ http://bit.ly/2DhtpTa and the iOS app @ https://apple.co/2NnpqnT.

What is the refund policy when contests are abandoned?

Refund criteria is as follows:
Refund= (NCA/NCE) *MPP where,
NCA: Number of contests abandoned
NCE: Number of contests eligible under match pass
MPP: Value of contest pass purchased
Eg: A user purchases a contest pass for Rs.99 and is eligible to participate in 3 contests. If one such contest is abandoned, the user is entitled to receive a refund of (⅓)*99 = Rs.33.

Can contest pass be transferred for other matches?

Contest passes are not transferable between matches. Contest passes are valid for particular matches only. Refund will not be issued if users do not participate in all the contests prescribed for the contest pass.

Can I purchase multiple contest passes?

Yes, you can purchase multiple contest passes after exhausting the current contest pass.

Can I use cash bonus to purchase contest pass?

You can use cash bonus to purchase Double Duel contest pass. However, you may not be eligible to use cash bonus to purchase Triple Trigger or Quadra Quasher contest pass.