Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday announced that the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will begin from October 25.
The board also announced that in order to avoid travelling, all the matches of the tournament will take place in Sydney Cricket Ground. The tournament will have 59 games and the board hasn’t left out a single game from the schedule in order to get the cricket back in the country.
At the same time, the CA is working closely with the New South Wales government to ensure the safety of the players and staff members. They will also form guidelines which all the teams have to follow throughout the season.
Alistair Dobson, Head of Big Bash League affirmed that the board is taking all kinds of measures to make the tournament COVID-19 free.
“We want to thank the NSW Government for their willingness to work together to deliver the WBBL|06 competition in Sydney,” Dobson quoted in a statement.
“We are incredibly proud to deliver a full season of rebel WBBL|06 and would like to thank the NSW Government, 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,” he added.
Even the Australian government welcomed the move as the Sports Minister Geoff Lee said: “This competition continues to grow from strength to strength. The quality of the talent is on the rise and the action is thrilling to watch,”
“What stands out most is the great example these women are setting to young girls aspiring to play the game of cricket. I can’t wait to watch the best walkout for the Women’s Big Bash League in Sydney,” he added.
CA will soon release the complete schedule and fixtures of the tournament in the coming days along with the safety guidelines.