Last season marked the first time the WBBL was played as a standalone league.© Twitter
Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday that the sixth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will take place entirely in Sydney, starting October 25. The full season of 59 matches will be played in Sydney, the move demonstrates the commitment to Australian Cricket to host all summer of cricket. Cricket Australia is working with the Government of New South Wales (NSW) to ensure that the match is conducted in accordance with government regulations and COVID safety guidelines, with the safety of the NSW community and all participants being the top priority.
Alistair Dobson, Head of Big Bash Leagues at Cricket Australia, said a tremendous amount of work has been done to put the safety of players, staff, officials and the public at the forefront while delivering a packed, exciting schedule.
“We would like to thank the NSW government for their willingness to work together to hold the WBBL | 06 contest in Sydney,” Dobson said 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 and – in particular Cricket NSW – for joining us at this challenging time to deliver a safe and successful tournament, ”he added.
Last season marked the first time the WBBL was played as a standalone league, bringing the league to a larger national and international audience than ever before.
Acting Secretary of Sport Geoff Lee said Sydney is ready to welcome WBBL season six with open arms.
“This competition is getting stronger. The quality of the talent is increasing and the action is exciting to watch,” said Lee.
“What stands out most is the great example these women set for young girls who want to play cricket. I can’t wait to see the best outcome for the Women’s Big Bash League in Sydney,” he added.
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