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WBBL|06 moves to Sydney

04 September 2020

Captain Suzie Bates rallies the troops in Sydney last year

Cricket Australia has today announced a change in the rebel WBBL|06 fixture, with the entirety of the season to be hosted in Sydney from Sunday, October 25.

The full 59-game season will be played in New South Wales as it will allow the season to progress in line with Government regulations.

 

The Adelaide Strikers were originally slated for two home matches at Karen Rolton Oval.

 

Details regarding the full revised fixture, venues and broadcast times will be released in due course.

 

The league is also working with the NSW Government regarding the biosecure hub and crowds at matches.

 

Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s Head of Big Bash Leagues, said a tremendous amount of work has been undertaken which places the safety of players, staff, officials and the public at the forefront while delivering a full, exciting schedule.

“We are incredibly proud to deliver a full season of rebel WBBL|06 and would like to thank our partners States & Territories Associations, the Australian Cricketers’ Association as well as– in particular Cricket NSW – for rallying together at this challenging time to deliver a safe and successful tournament,” Dobson said.

 

Strikers Head Coach Luke Williams said:

 

“The challenges of the year have forced our hand but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our staff, players, and fans for their willingness to work together to arrive at this outcome.

 

“We know that Strikers fans will be cheering on their team from the broadcast, and will look forward to an even bigger WBBL next year.”

 

Last season marked the first time the rebel WBBL was played as a standalone competition, taking the league to a larger national and international audience than ever before.

 

Strikers Megan Schutt and Tahlia McGrath will continue the momentum, after earning selection in the CommBank ODI and T20I series against New Zealand in Brisbane later this month, followed by WBBL|06 in Sydney.