Additionally, players and support staff from all clubs will primarily be based in Victoria for the remainder of the competition. All will remain under biosecurity protocols, while revised travel arrangements to and from interstate matches will be implemented to reduce their exposure to the wider community.
Key details of the revised KFC BBL|11 schedule include:
- Eleven matches in seven days from January 10-16 inclusive.
- Matches at six venues - Adelaide Oval, Gabba, GMHBA Stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Marvel Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground.
- The postponed Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars match from December 30 to be played on January 11.
- The postponed Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars match from December 7 to be played on January 15
- Three double headers in Victoria – January 10 (MCG), 11 (GMHBA Stadium) and 13 (Marvel Stadium).
- Two additional double-header matchdays across two venues on January 8 (as previously scheduled) and 15
- January 15’s Sydney Smash between the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder at the Sydney Cricket Ground to begin at a revised start time of 6:40pm AEDT.
Ticket information to all revised fixtures will be available shortly via cricket.com.au/big-bash.
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Big Bash Leagues, said:
“The past week has thrown many COVID-related challenges the Big Bash’s way, but throughout we have remained steadfast in our resolve to safely and successfully complete the season.
“These changes are designed to help the League and Clubs deliver on this, while also reducing risks to players, support staff and the matches themselves. Having our players based in one state provides significantly greater flexibility to manage any further impacts of COVID-19.
“From challenges also comes opportunity and we are excited by the prospect of some huge double header matchdays in Geelong and Melbourne. We also look forward to retaining matches in Adelaide, Brisbane and the January 15 Derby in Sydney and seeing home fans turning out for these games.
“We thank everyone who continues to work so hard behind the scenes to safely deliver the competition including all players, League and Club staff, match officials, governments, broadcasters, partners, and venues.”
Revised KFC BBL|11 Schedule: January 10-16
January 10, 2:10pm AEDT: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Cricket Ground. Seven, Foxtel & Kayo
January 10, 7:15pm AEDT: Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Cricket Ground. Seven, Foxtel & Kayo
January 11, 2:10pm AEDT: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, GMHBA Stadium. Seven, Foxtel & Kayo
January 11: 7:15pm AEDT: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, GMHBA Stadium. Seven, Foxtel & Kayo
January 12, 6:15pm AEST: Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers, Gabba. Seven, Foxtel & Kayo
January 13, 3:45pm AEDT: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, Marvel Stadium. Foxtel & Kayo
January 13, 7:35pm AEDT: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, Marvel Stadium. Foxtel & Kayo
January 14, 10:10am ACDT: Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, Adelaide Oval. Foxtel & Kayo
January 15, 10:10am ACDT: Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Oval. Seven, Foxtel & Kayo
January 15, 6:40pm AEDT: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, Sydney Cricket Ground. Foxtel & Kayo
January 16, 7:15pm AEDT: Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Cricket Ground. Seven, Foxtel & Kayo.