Cricket Championship time is the same as GMT (BST during the summer). All times are displayed in GMT throughout the game. Relative times are available as tooltips on virtually all dates and times to indicate how long it is until a particular event happens (or how long ago it did happen).
The Cricket Championship season is 15 weeks long. The season co-incides with the official leagues but leagues do not have to start and end within a season. The current season, season 41, will finish on 18 April 2020.
Cricket Championship relies on various automated processes to keep the game running smoothly. For example, matches outcomes, player training and pitch preparation are all determined by an automated process. The table below shows when these various processes are run. Times are GMT and processes will run an hour later during BST.
|Match resolution||Every 15 minutes||Determine outcome of next session in matches|
|Post match updates||Every 15 minutes||Set statistics, records and league points from matches|
|Pitch preparation||Hourly||Prepare pitches for matches starting within 3 days|
|Player fitness||Every day at 01:05 and 13:05||Players recover fitness|
|Player training||Every day at 00:10|
|Training report||Sunday 02:00||Weekly training reports are generated|
|Finance updates||Sunday 21:00||Weekly finance updates|
|League completion||Every day at 00:10||Completed leagues are resolved|
|Prepare leagues||Every day at 22:40||Set up leagues whose closing date has been reached|
|Player Draft||Each season at 00:10 on the Sunday of week 1 and week 8||Draft new players for all teams|
|Player transfers||Every hour||Complete player auctions|