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BBL 2021-22 (Mens and Womens)


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Womens comp starts on Oct 14th with the Final on Nov 27.

Mens starts 5h Dec, Final Jan 28

Looking forward to some great match ups, just like last year

The full Mens draw...

Sunday, December 05, 2021: Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, SCG, 7:15PM

Monday, December 06, 2021: Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat, Manuka Oval, 7:15PM

Tuesday, December 07, 2021: Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers, Marvel Stadium 7:15PM

Wednesday, December 08, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, University of Tasmania Stadium, 6:35PM

Wednesday, December 08, 2021: Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat, Optus Stadium, 6:35PM

Thursday, December 09, 2021: Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Oval, 6:45PM

Friday, December 10, 2021: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder, MCG, 7:15PM

Saturday, December 11, 2021: Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes, SCG, 6:35PM

Saturday, December 11, 2021: Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, Optus Stadium, 6:30PM

Sunday, December 12, 2021: Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars, Sydney Showground Stadium, 7:15PM

Monday, December 13, 2021: Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades, Metricon Stadium, 6:15PM

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers, Blundstone Arena, 7:15PM

Wednesday, December 15, 2021: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers, MCG, 7:15PM

Sunday, December 19, 2021: Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder, Gabba, 6:40PM

Monday, December 20, 2021: Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, Optus Stadium, 4:15PM

Tuesday, December 21, 2021: Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers, SCG, 7:15PM

Wednesday, December 22, 2021: Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers, Marvel Stadium, 7:15PM

Thursday, December 23, 2021: Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Oval, 6:45PM

Friday, December 24, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars, Blundstone Arena, Blundstone Arena 3:30PM

Sunday, December 26, 2021: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers, Sydney Showground Stadium, 6:05PM

Sunday, December 26, 2021: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades, Optus Stadium, 6:15PM

Monday, December 27, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers, Blundstone Arena, 6:05PM

Monday, December 27, 2021: Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars, Gabba, 8:05PM

Tuesday, December 28, 2021: Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers, Manuka Oval, 7:15PM

Wednesday, December 29, 2021: Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat, SCG, 6:05PM

Wednesday, December 29, 2021: Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes, Marvel Stadium, 7:15PM

Thursday, December 30, 2021: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, Optus Stadium, 4:15PM

Friday, December 31, 2021: Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Oval, 6:45PM

Saturday, January 01, 2022: Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat, Blundstone Arena, 4:00PM

Saturday, January 01, 2022: Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, C.ex Coffs International, Stadium 7:30PM

Sunday, January 02, 2022: Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers, CitiPower Centre, 3:30PM

Sunday, January 02, 2022: Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Showground Stadium, 7:15PM

Monday, January 03, 2022: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, MCG, 7:15PM

Tuesday, January 04, 2022: Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers, Metricon Stadium, 6:15PM

Wednesday, January 05, 2022: Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide Oval, 5:35PM

Wednesday, January 05, 2022: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, Optus Stadium, 6:15PM

Thursday, January 06, 2022: Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat, GMHBA Stadium, 6:05PM

Thursday, January 06, 2022: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, Optus Stadium, 6:15PM

Friday, January 07, 2022: Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Oval, 6:45PM

Saturday, January 08, 2022: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder, Marvel Stadium, 6:05PM

Saturday, January 08, 2022: Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes, Gabba, 7:30PM

Sunday, January 09, 2022: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, C.ex Coffs International Stadium, 7:15PM

Monday, January 10, 2022: Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, MCG, 2:10PM

Monday, January 10, 2022: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, University of Tasmania, Stadium 7:15PM

Tuesday, January 11, 2022: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, GMHBA Stadium, 7:15PM

Wednesday, January 12, 2022: Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers, Gabba, 6:15PM

Thursday, January 13, 2022: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Showground Stadium, 4:00PM

Thursday, January 13, 2022: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, Marvel Stadium, 7:30PM

Friday, January 14, 2022: Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, Adelaide Oval, 7:45PM

Saturday, January 15, 2022: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, SCG, 7:40PM

Sunday, January 16, 2022: Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat, MCG, 7:40PM

Monday, January 17, 2022: Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades, Blundstone Arena, 7:40PM

Tuesday, January 18, 2022: Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, Adelaide Oval, 6:45PM

Wednesday, January 19, 2022: Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers, Gabba, 12:30PM

Wednesday, January 19, 2022: Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Showground Stadium, 4:40PM

Wednesday, January 19, 2022: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes, MCG, 7:50PM

Friday, 21 January 2022: Eliminator TBC

Saturday, 22 January 2022: Qualifier TBC

Sunday, 23 January 2022: Knockout TBC

Wednesday, 26 January 2022: Challenger TBC

Friday, January 28, 2022: The Final TBC


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Sixers team to beat,

Carlos back and you got the Edwards boys and Llyod Pope about to go to another level...


Carlos Brathwaite is headed back to the BBL after re-signing with Sydney Sixers as they chase a hat-trick of titles.

The West Indies allrounder was a key part of the Sixers' title last season, particularly with the ball taking 16 wickets for the season. He claimed 4 for 18 in a win over Brisbane Heat and took 1 for 25 from four frugal overs in Sixers' Qualifier win over Perth Scorchers which secured them a home final.

Brathwaite, 33, had a lean season with the bat, but he did hit 21 off 12 balls to help Sixers steal an amazing win from Melbourne Stars on the Gold Coast early in their campaign and he cited Sixers' title ambitions as a key reason for his return.

"Obviously winning [BBL 10] and the team's success last year made it attractive to want to come back," he said. "As you get older you definitely want to be somewhere you can hopefully be challenging for trophies but at the Sixers, there is a deeper camaraderie and sense of family atmosphere.

"As a team, we went through a tumultuous season last year on the road without getting back to Sydney until the final, and we built a very strong bond. The BBL is one of the biggest T20 tournaments in the world and hopefully, that bond can help us to succeed again, this time in front of our fans at the SCG all season."

Brathwaite joins Englishman Tom Curran in Sixers' squad as the only two overseas at present. Curran withdrew from last season's BBL due to bubble fatigue but is expected to return to Sydney this season.

Sydney Sixers squad: Moises Henriques (capt), Sean Abbott, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Daniel Christian, Tom Curran (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Stephen O'Keefe, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk.


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I actuallly wonder if we're going to see the Afghan players like Rashid Khan with the situation in Afghanistan right now.

Business as usual apparently...

Taliban generously supporting cricket development in Afghanistan, says ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari​

Speaking to India Today, Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Hamid Shinwari said the Taliban will be supportive of cricket development in the country and the star players will not have any trouble representing the senior national team.


Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Hamid Shinwari said the Taliban has been generously supporting cricket development since its inception and he doesn't see any impediments for the sport in the country even after the regime change.

Afghanistan is experiencing a crisis situation as the Taliban took over the country, forcing President Ashraf Ghani to flee. While millions have been affected, questions were raised over the future of Afghanistan cricket, which has been on the upswing. Afghanistan cricketers have gone to become global stars and the likes of Rashid Khan have often stressed how cricket bring joy and relief to the strife-torn nation.

Speaking to India Today Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai, ACB CEO Shinwari said cricketing activities will resume with normalcy under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

"It is great to say the Taliban has been generously supporting cricket development in the country even since its inception. So far, I haven't seen any impediments to cricket development in the country. They have been supportive," Shinwari told India Today.

No worries for future of star players in Afghanistan: ACB CEO

Rubbishing reports that the Taliban troubled the ACB during the regime change, Shinwari said Afghanistan stars are not worried about the regime change.

"It was a plain rumour. We haven't experienced such an issue. They supported us even during the regime changes. I must thank them because we have been able to protect our property.


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Thunder have locked in 14 players for the BBL this season

Another 5 spots to fill

Sydney Thunder Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain


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Kicks off Oct 14 in Tassie now

First 20 WBBL matches moved to Tasmania amid Covid disruption​

Players, staff and officials arriving from New South Wales will undertake two weeks hard quarantine

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Tasmania will host the first 20 matches of the WBBL season as the tournament is restructured due to the ongoing Covid-19 border closures around Australia.

The competition, which had been due to start in Sydney, will still begin on its original date of October 14 with Sydney Sixers facing Melbourne Stars at Blundstone Arena. Matches will be also be staged at University of Tasmania Stadium and Invermay Park in Launceston.

For now, only the first two weeks of the tournament have been adjusted but there will likely be further amendments for the remaining fixtures. "The League will continue to monitor public health conditions, state border restrictions and their related impacts in relation to the remainder of the Weber WBBL|07 schedule," a statement said.

ESPNcricinfo understands that players, staff and officials will begin arriving in Tasmania next week. Those coming from New South Wales will be required to undertake two weeks hard quarantine while those traveling from Victoria will also need to quarantine but, currently, will be permitted to train.

Another factor in the Tasmania option was that, currently, the island is open to Queensland which means that players and officials involved in the Australia-India series will be able to fly directly into the competition providing there are no changes to regulations over the next month.​

The final T20I of that series had been brought forward a day to allow extra travel time ahead of the WBBL.

"The League and all clubs thank Premier Gutwein and the Tasmanian Government for their support of the WBBL and Australian cricket," Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia's general manager of Big Bash Leagues, said. "We'd also like to thank Cricket Tasmania for the power of work they've put in to securing our safe passage to Tasmania and deliver the opening weeks of the tournament. We can't wait to arrive in Hobart and start our season."

Tasmania looks likely to lose its scheduled men's Test between Australia and Afghanistan in late November following Cricket Australia's stance against the match taking place should the Taliban not allow women to play sport. The Tasmania Premier had previously raised serious concerns of the match.

Last season the WBBL was played entirely in a Sydney-based hub while Tasmania staged one of the opening hubs of the BBL.

"This is fantastic news for Tasmanian cricket and we're thrilled to be able to play our part in ensuring the season gets away," Dominic Baker, the Cricket Tasmania CEO, said. "Following on from us hosting the first of the BBL hubs last year, we know this is something we can do, and do well, and we know Tasmanian cricket fans can't wait to come out and see some of the world's best female cricketers in action.


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Never did like the big sponsors logo on the front of any jersey

I like the Hobart and Adelaide ones, sponsors are less prominant






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Womens 2021 BBL kicks off tonight
740pm Sixers v Stars

The reigning premiers Thunder play the Strikers on Saturday 705pm


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Healy in fine nick

No matches tonight - booo

340pm Hurricanes v Renegades
705pm Thunder v Strikers

A double header on Sunday as well
1015am Scorchers v Heat
140pm Hurricanes v Stars

Big blow to Thunder, Haynes to miss the whole tournament



Losing interest fast in these T20 tournaments, they go for way too long, especially this one

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