10th Big Bash League to start amid India’s tour to Australia this year

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Updated: July 15, 2020 11:21:45 am





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The 10th season of the Big Bash League (BBL) will coincide with the much-anticipated India’s tour of Australia, the host board introduced on Wednesday unveiling a 61-match schedule for the nation’s premier T20 occasion.

According to the schedule launched by Cricket Australia (CA), the BBL will start on December Three with a conflict between Strikers and Renegades on the Adelaide Oval, shortly after the top of day one of many opening Test between India and Australia in Brisbane. The remaining has been set for February 6 subsequent year.

The 59-game Women’s BBL shall be performed from October 17 till November 29.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic may yet force alterations to the summer of cricket, today’s announcement confirms the commitment to a full 61-game schedule, including the return of the five-team finals format,” the CA stated in a press release on its web site.

As per the schedule, the BBL will run for eight nights earlier than taking a five-day break for Australia’s day-night Test with India to be held from December 11-15 at Adeialde Oval.

The third Test between India and Australia is scheduled to be performed from December 26 to 30, whereas the fourth and remaining is to be held from January 3 to 7.

Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia Head of Big Bash Leagues, stated the difficult COVID-19 atmosphere shall be monitored constantly. Australia has reported greater than 9,000 circumstances to date.

“…we must remain vigilant and agile in responding to the COVID-19 situation as it develops and we will continue to work with all relevant federal and state government agencies, biosecurity experts, venues, clubs, players, broadcast partners and our own internal teams to ensure a safe and successful summer,” he stated.

“We’ll continue to act in accordance with public health advice and government protocols to ensure the safety of the public, players and support staff,” he added.

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