After four seasons of the competition being played alongside the BBL, rebel WBBL|05 will feature seven consecutive festival weekends around Australia from October through to the finals in December.
The Adelaide Strikers will open their campaign with a weekend of games in Adelaide against Melbourne Renegades at Karen Rolton Oval at Gladys Elphick Park, on 19 and 20 October.
There are two more Strikers games at Karen Rolton on 9 and 10 November against Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars, with Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder also playing a neutral game at this venue on 10 November.
The Strikers will play another home game the following weekend at a venue to be confirmed in coming weeks.
Other Strikers games are scheduled in Brisbane, Mackay, Hobart, Sydney and a regional NSW venue.
“The standalone season is such an important milestone for WBBL and this is a particularly exciting season to be a part of,” Strikers WBBL Head Coach Luke Williams said.
“Our games against the Renegades are always a tight contest, so to start the season at home that way, is set to be a fantastic spectacle for fans.”
SACA CEO Keith Bradshaw said: “This is so exciting for women’s cricket. The change in timing is really going to give the world’s best female cricketers a chance to thrive and inspire more women and girls to get involved in the game.”
The KFC Big Bash schedule for next summer will be released next month.
|Sat 19 Oct
||Melbourne Renegades||Adelaide Strikers||Karen Rolton Oval
|Sun 20 Oct
||Adelaide Strikers||Melbourne Renegades||Karen Rolton Oval|
|Sat 26 Oct
||Adelaide Strikers||Hobart Hurricanes||Allan Border Field|
|Sun 27 Oct||Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Strikers||Allan Border Field|
|Sat 2 Nov||Adelaide Strikers||Brisbane Heat||Harrup Park|
|Sun 3 Nov||Brisbane Heat||Adelaide Strikers||Harrup Park|
|Sat 9 Nov||Adelaide Strikers||Perth Scorchers||Karen Rolton Oval|
|Sun 10 Nov
||Adelaide Strikers||Melbourne Stars||Karen Rolton Oval|
|Sat 16 Nov||Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Strikers||TBC, Strikers venue|
|Wed 20 Nov||Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Strikers||TBC, Thunder venue|
|Sat 23 Nov||Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Strikers||Blundstone Arena|
|Sun 24 Nov||Adelaide Strikers||Sydney Thunder
|Sat 30 Nov||Sydney Sixers
||Adelaide Strikers||Hurstville Oval|
|Sun 1 Dec||Adelaide Strikers||Sydney Sixers||Hurstville Oval|