Cricket Australia reveals complete Schedule of Women’s Big Bash League 2024

Iconic venue returns as Cricket Australia reveals full schedule, for the Women’s Big Bash League 2024

Cricket Australia reveals complete Schedule of Women's Big Bash League 2024
Cricket Australia reveals complete Schedule of Women’s Big Bash League 2024

A few months ago, Cricket Australia had announced a few changes that will be implemented from the upcoming iconic edition of the WBBL. The upcoming edition will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Women’s Big Bash League, since it’s inception in the year 2015.

The changes were announced to ensure a prolonged participation of the overseas and international stars. Cricket Australia allowed the clubs to sign one overseas player in the WBBL on a multi-year deal (1,2, or 3-year deal) outside of the draft, allowing them an opportunity of direct negotiation with a franchise of their choice. Former franchises will not be able to retain a player who signs a contract before the draft. From the 2025 edition (WBBL 11) of the Women’s Big Bash League players signed through a multi-year deal will also have to be available for the entire season including the knockout stages and the final of the tournament.

The reduction in the length of the tournament, trimming down the league matches from a total of 56 until the previous editions to just 40 from the upcoming edition. A shortened tournament will also mean that the participating teams will play a total of 10 matches, as compared to 14 previously in their campaign.

Cricket Australia has now finally revealed a full schedule for the upcoming milestone 10th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League. The iconic 10th edition of the WBBL will commence on 27th October 2024 and conclude on 1st December 2024. The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will make a return to the Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane after six years, having last hosted a WBBL game in the 4th edition of the tournament in the 2018-2019 season. A few other iconic venues in the country will also be hosting WBBL matches in the upcoming season, much like the previous edition.

“Creating the WBBL schedule is complex in working to ensure we can move the jigsaw pieces around to put the best games in the best slots at the best times. It is a busy summer but we’re really happy with where our games have landed in a busy time for women’s cricket.” BBL’s Head of competition development and strategy Margot Harley speaks about the challenges of forming a schedule that optimises the growth of the WBBL tournament in the country.

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A fewer amount of matches (7 matches) will be played at the neutral venues this season as compared to the previous edition (10 matches). A greater amount of matches will be played in prime time so as to ensure that the maximum number of viewers can follow the girls in action at Foxtel Sports and Kayo Sports and on The Seven Network and 7plus as far as the digital medium is concerned.

“That gives us an opportunity to expand the use of DRS, expand the use of other technology in the game, and also give our fans the full broadcast experience that they love about the Big Bash. We couldn’t be more excited about the way our broadcasters are leaning into the growth of the WBBL.” BBL’s Head of competition development and strategy Margot Harley speaks about the new additions from the technological aspect for the upcoming iconic 10th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League.

Schedule for the upcoming 10th edition of the WBBL

Sr No

Date

Match

Venue

Time (IST)

1

27th October 2024

Adelaide Strikers Vs Brisbane Heat

Adelaide Oval

8:10 AM

Melbourne Renegades Vs Sydney Sixers

Adelaide Oval

11:40 AM

Perth Scorchers Vs Melbourne Stars

W.A.C.A Ground, Perth

3:00 PM

2

28th October 2024

Hobart Hurricanes Vs Sydney Thunder

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

12:40 PM

3

29th October 2024

Sydney Sixers Vs Adelaide Strikers

North Sydney Oval, Sydney

12:40 PM

4

30th October 2024

Brisbane Heat Vs Melbourne Renegades

Allan Border Field, Brisbane

1:40 PM

5

31st October 2024

Sydney Thunder Vs Hobart Hurricanes

North Sydney Oval, Sydney

1:45 PM

6

1st November 2024

Sydney Thunder Vs Adelaide Strikers

North Sydney Oval, Sydney

10:15 AM

Sydney Sixers Vs Melbourne Stars

North Sydney Oval, Sydney

1:45 PM

7

2nd November 2024

Brisbane Heat Vs Hobart Hurricanes

Junction Oval, Melbourne

6:00 AM

Melbourne Renegades Vs Perth Scorchers

Junction Oval, Melbourne

9:30 AM

8

3rd November 2024

Melbourne Stars Vs Hobart Hurricanes

Junction Oval, Melbourne

4:40 AM

Melbourne Renegades Vs Adelaide Strikers

Junction Oval, Melbourne

8:10 AM

9

5th November 2024

Perth Scorchers Vs Brisbane Heat

W.A.C.A Ground, Perth

2:40 PM

10

6th November 2024

Hobart Hurricanes Vs Sydney Sixers

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

12:40 PM

11

7th November 2024

Brisbane Heat Vs Sydney Thunder

W.A.C.A Ground, Perth

11:35 AM

Perth Scorchers Vs Melbourne Renegades

W.A.C.A Ground, Perth

3:05 PM

12

8th November 2024

Melbourne Stars Vs Sydney Sixers

Junction Oval, Melbourne

5:30 AM

13

9th November 2024

Melbourne Renegades Vs Melbourne Stars

Junction Oval, Melbourne

9:30 AM

Brisbane Heat Vs Adelaide Strikers

Brisbane Cricket Ground, Gaba, Brisbane

1:45 PM

14

10th November 2024

Hobart Hurricanes Vs Perth Scorchers

Sydney Cricket Ground

4:40 AM

Sydney Sixers Vs Sydney Thunder

Sydney Cricket Ground

8:10 AM

15

11th November 2024

Adelaide Strikers Vs Melbourne Renegades

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

12:40 PM

16

12th November 2024

Sydney Thunder Vs Perth Scorchers

Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

12:40 PM

17

13th November 2024

Hobart Hurricanes Vs Adelaide Strikers

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

12:40 PM

18

14th November 2024

Sydney Sixers Vs Brisbane Heat

North Sydney Oval, Sydney

10:00 AM

19

15th November 2024

Perth Scorchers Vs Sydney Thunder

Melbourne Cricket Ground

10:15 AM

Melbourne Stars Vs Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Cricket Ground

1:45 PM

21

17th November 2024

Brisbane Heat Vs Melbourne Stars

Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

8:25 AM

Sydney Thunder Vs Sydney Sixers

Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

11:55 AM

22

19th November 2024

Adelaide Strikers Vs Perth Scorchers

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

12:40 PM

23

20th November 2024

Sydney Thunder Vs Melbourne Stars

Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

12:40 PM

24

21st November 2024

Perth Scorchers Vs Sydney Sixers

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

10:15 AM

Hobart Hurricanes Vs Melbourne Renegades

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

1:45 PM

25

22nd November 2024

Brisbane Heat Vs Melbourne Stars

Allan Border Field, Brisbane

2:40 PM

26

23rd November 2024

Melbourne Renegades Vs Sydney Thunder

Junction Oval, Melbourne

4:30 AM

Perth Scorchers Vs Hobart Hurricanes

W.A.C.A Ground, Perth

3:00 PM

27

24th November 2024

Melbourne Stars Vs Adelaide Strikers

Junction Oval, Melbourne

4:30 AM

Brisbane Heat Vs Sydney Sixers

Allan Border Field, Brisbane

2:35 PM

28

27th November 2024

Knockout Match

TBA Vs TBA

T.B.D

29

29th November 2024

Challenger

TBA Vs TBA

T.B.D

30

1st December 2024

Final

TBA Vs TBA

T.B.D

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(Quotes sourced from Cricket Australia Press Release)

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