The action is about to unroll soon. Women’s Big Bash League is around the corner and we have the update that all have been waiting for. The ticket sales for the much-awaited tournament has started. The sixth edition of WBBL will unpack on October 25. All 59 matches will be played in a bio-secure hub in Sydney.
The games, however, will be held across five grounds or venues. The grounds will be Sydney Showground Stadium and the games on Saturday and Sunday will take place at North Sydney Oval. Wednesday matches will be held at Blacktown International Sports Park. However, matches at Hurstville Oval and Drummoyne Oval will be closed for the general public.
The matches can be caught on live stream via Kayo Sports or spectators may visit cricket.com.au. CA Live app will also feature the encounters. As mentioned, the tournament kick starts on October 25 at North Sydney Oval. The ground will interestingly hold the epic triple-headers scheduled on Saturday on November 7-8 and 21-22. The showground stadium will host matches from October 31 – November 1 and November 14-15. Two triple-headers on Saturday are slated to take place here only.
Alistair Dobson, who runs working of WBBL, says that he is confident of Cricket Australia’s bio-secure bubble. He adds that the tournament will be able to adapt to any upcoming coronavirus outbreaks. It is important to note that Sydney has recently seen a rise in Covid transmission without a single instance of local transmission. Amidst these circumstances, all members of eight sides will stay in WBBL Village to avoid any possible breach of the bio-secure environment.
The regulations further state that the degree of freedom and even the crowd sizes may alter throughout the tournament depending upon the cases of covid transmissions.
Dobson said that “An enormous amount of work has gone into building the village … we’ve got a scalable model if you like, which allows us to pull different levers if the situation changes. Crowds will be something we work closely with the NSW government on”.
Fans shall remember that all tickets have to be purchased online. Box Offices and online counters won’t service fans. Admission fees are 10$ while the entry of children below the age of 15 is kept free. Fans will look forward to the competition as it is after a long break that cricket returns to the field.