WBBL 08: Tournament to kick-off on October 13, fixtures to be played across all states

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WBBL 08: Tournament to kick-off on October 13, fixtures to be played across all states

 

Cricket Australia on Thursday released the schedule of the much-anticipated WBBL 08. The tournament is all set to kick off on October 13 & will be played across all the states. The fierce action-packed cricket would begin with Brisbane Heat taking on Sydney Sixers in Mackay in the opening clash of the tournament.

The tournament would feature across six states & ACT for the first time in three years following the COVID-19 disruption which forced the entire tournament to be staged in a bio-bubble. The development brings a ray of joy for the franchisees who would get a chance to play at home for the first time after WBBL 05. Another major limelight of WBBL 08 is regular Thursday night matches & no clashes with Australia’s fixtures in the men’s T20 World Cup.

The shift of the AFLW season to the August-November window means that both the competitions will run simultaneously. However, the overlap won’t have a direct impact on the WBBL 08 schedule. Meanwhile, Cricket Australia has allocated maximum WBBL matches in the Thursday slot so that more games could get a prime-time slot which would ultimately increase the viewership of the WBBL fixtures. As per the schedule of WBBL 08, overall 17 matches have now been placed in Thursday’s primetime slot.

“Our first priority is to get more WBBL matches into primetime…which is where the WBBL belongs as the best cricket league in the world for women,” Alistair Dobson, the general manager of Big Bash leagues, told ESPNcricinfo.

“Factoring in the men’s T20 World Cup has been one of the considerations, albeit we’ve managed to work pretty well around it and it hasn’t compromised the WBBL schedule much at all given the venues are generally different.”

“Our starting point is whatever is right for the WBBL is the schedule we’ll put out, but equally there is a pretty interesting opportunity there about a great festival of sport that weekend,” Dobson said.

“So if there are opportunities for each competition to leverage each other that’s something we would explore, but our starting point is that the WBBL, as the biggest sporting league for women in Australia, we’ll schedule what is right for the competition.”

The finals of both the WBBL 08 & the AFLW will be played on the same weekend of November 26-27 but the dates for the WBBL decider fixture are yet to be fixed. The WBBL finals week will follow the same structure as last season with the team who finishes first in the table getting a direct route to the decider with the Eliminator and Challenger to confirm the other team.

WBBL’s ‘festival concept’ of placing a number of teams at one venue has been retained but these are now more focused on weekends. The number of matches across weekdays has increased as compared to previous seasons.

Cricket Australia’s free-to-air broadcaster Channel Seven which has recently filed a plea in Australia Federal court for termination of the broadcasting contract with Cricket Australia will broadcast 24 matches live while all 59 games will be available on Foxtel and its streaming platform Kayo.

WBBL08 Full Schedule

October 13: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, Great Barrier Reef Arena
October 14: Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, Blacktown
October 15: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, Great Barrier Reef Arena
October 15: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, Great Barrier Reef Arena
October 16: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, Great Barrier Reef Arena
October 16: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars, Great Barrier Reef Arena
October 16: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers, Blacktown
October 17: Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, Blacktown
October 18: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, Great Barrier Reef Arena
October 18: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Blacktown
October 20: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, WACA Ground
October 21: Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, Karen Rolton Oval
October 21: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, Karen Rolton Oval
October 22: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder, WACA Ground
October 23: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, WACA Ground
October 23: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, WACA Ground
October 24: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, Karen Rolton Oval
October 25: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, Allan Border Field
October 27: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, Allan Border Field
October 28: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, Allan Border Field
October 29: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, Eastern Oval
October 29: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, Eastern Oval
October 29: Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, Allan Border Field
October 30: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, Eastern Oval
October 31: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Eastern Oval
November 2: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, Blacktown
November 2: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, Blacktown
November 3: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, Blundstone Arena
November 4: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Blundstone Arena
November 5: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, Lilac Hill
November 5: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Lilac Hill
November 6: Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, Blundstone Arena
November 6: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, Blundstone Arena
November 6: Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, Lilac Hill
November 7: Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, Blundstone Arena
November 9: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, Lilac Hill
November 10: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, CitiPower Centre
November 11: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Karen Rolton Oval
November 12: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, CitiPower Centre
November 12: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, CitiPower Centre
November 12: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, Karen Rolton Oval
November 13: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, CitiPower Centre
November 13: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, CitiPower Centre
November 13: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, Centennial Park Oval
November 14: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, Karen Rolton Oval
November 15: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, Latrobe Recreation Ground
November 15: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, Manuka Oval
November 16: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, Latrobe Recreation Ground
November 16: Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, North Sydney Oval
November 18: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, North Sydney Oval
November 18: Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, North Sydney Oval
November 19: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, Ted Summerton Reserve
November 20: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades, Ted Summerton Reserve
November 20: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, North Sydney Oval
November 20: Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, Ted Summerton Reserve
November 20: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, North Sydney Oval

Final series: TBC

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