Big Bash League: Cricket Australia announces tournaments schedule

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Cricket Australia (CA), on Thursday, announced the schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 season of their premier T20 tournament Big Bash League.

In the new schedule, the Australian cricket board announced the revised dates, start times, and matchups for all 56 regular-season games.

The venues, however, have been confirmed only for the first 21 matches up until December 31.

CA is hopeful that the matches will be played at all major centers this summer while confirming that the opening rounds of the tournament will take place in Tasmania, Queensland, Canberra, and Adelaide.

Here’s the full schedule

DateTeam 1Team 2ACTISTVenue
10-DecHobart HurricanesSydney Sixers7.15 PM1.45 PMBlundstone Arena, Hobart
11-DecMelbourne StarsBrisbane Heat7.15 PM1.45 PMManuka Oval, Canberra
12-DecMelbourne StarsSydney Thunder4.05 PM10.35 ISTManuka Oval, Canberra
12-DecMelbourne RenegadesPerth Scorchers7.15 PM1.45 PMBlundstone Arena, Hobart
13-DecAdelaide StrikersHobart Hurricanes2.15 PM8.45 AMBlundstone Arena, Hobart
13-DecSydney SixersMelbourne Renegades7.15 PM1.45 PMBlundstone Arena, Hobart
14-DecSydney ThunderBrisbane Heat7.15 PM1.45 PMManuka Oval, Canberra
15-DecHobart HurricanesAdelaide Strikers7.15 PM1.45 PMUniversity of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston
16-DecPerth ScorchersMelbourne Stars7.15 PM1.45 PMUniversity of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston
19-DecHobart HurricanesMelbourne Renegades11.10 AM5.40 AMBlundstone Arena, Hobart
20-DecSydney SixersAdelaide Strikers11.10 AM5.40 AMBlundstone Arena, Hobart
22-DecSydney ThunderPerth Scorchers7.15 PM1.45 PMManuka Oval, Canberra
23-DecBrisbane HeatAdelaide Strikers6.15 PM12.45 PMThe Gabba, Brisbane
26-DecSydney ThunderMelbourne Renegades6.15 PM12.45 PMManuka Oval, Canberra
26-DecSydney SixersMelbourne Stars8.20 PM2.40 PMMetricon stadium
27-DecBrisbane HeatHobart Hurricanes6.15 PM12.45 PMThe Gabba, Brisbane
28-DecPerth ScorchersAdelaide Strikers6.45 PM1.15 PMAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
29-DecMelbourne RenegadesSydney Sixers5.10 PM11.40 AMMetricon stadium
29-DecSydney ThunderMelbourne Stars7.15 PM1.45 PMManuka Oval, Canberra
30-DecHobart HurricanesBrisbane Heat6.15 PM12.45 PMThe Gabba, Brisbane
31-DecAdelaide StrikersPerth Scorchers6.15 PM12.45 PMAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
01-JanMelbourne RenegadesSydney Thunder7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
02-JanHobart HurricanesMelbourne Stars5.05 PM11.35  AMTBC
02-JanBrisbane HeatSydney Sixers8.15 PM2.35 PMTBC
03-JanPerth ScorchersMelbourne Renegades4.05 PM10.35 AMTBC
03-JanAdelaide StrikersSydney Sixers7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
04-JanBrisbane HeatSydney Thunder7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
05-JanMelbourne StarsHobart Hurricanes4.05 PM10.35 AMTBC
05-JanMelbourne RenegadesAdelaide Strikers7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
06-JanPerth ScorchersSydney Sixers7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
07-JanHobart HurricanesSydney Thunder6.10 PM12.40 PMTBC
07-JanBrisbane HeatMelbourne Stars9.20 PM3.40 PMTBC
08-JanAdelaide StrikersMelbourne Renegades6.10 PM12.40 PMTBC
09-JanPerth ScorchersSydney Thunder7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
10-JanSydney SixersBrisbane Heat7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
11-JanAdelaide StrikersMelbourne Stars7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
12-JanPerth ScorchersHobart Hurricanes7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
13-JanSydney ThunderSydney Sixers7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
14-JanBrisbane HeatMelbourne Renegades7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
15-JanMelbourne StarsAdelaide Strikers7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
16-JanSydney SixersPerth Scorchers6.10 PM12.40 PMTBC
17-JanMelbourne StarsMelbourne Renegades7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
18-JanSydney ThunderHobart Hurricanes7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
19-JanPerth ScorchersBrisbane Heat7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
20-JanMelbourne RenegadesMelbourne Stars7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
21-JanAdelaide StrikersBrisbane Heat7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
22-JanHobart HurricanesPerth Scorchers4.05 PM10.35 AMTBC
22-JanSydney SixersSydney Thunder7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
23-JanMelbourne RenegadesBrisbane Heat4.05 PM10.35 AMTBC
23-JanMelbourne StarsPerth Scorchers7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
24-JanSydney ThunderAdelaide Strikers4.05 PM10.35 AMTBC
24-JanSydney SixersHobart Hurricanes7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
25-JanAdelaide StrikersSydney Thunder7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
26-JanBrisbane HeatPerth Scorchers1.05 PM7.35 AMTBC
26-JanMelbourne RenegadesHobart Hurricanes4.15 PM10.35 AMTBC
26-JanMelbourne StarsSydney Sixers7.50 PM2.20 PMTBC
29-JanTBCTBC7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
30-JanTBCTBC7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
31-JanTBCTBC7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
04-FebTBCTBC7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC
04-FebTBCTBC7.15 PM1.45 PMTBC

According to reports in Australian media, the movement restrictions across borders will be eased by December 10. Consequently, the officials have decided to wait before announcing the venues for the games that will take place in the new year.

From December 23-31, there will also be three matches at the Gabba, two at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast and two at the Adelaide Oval – including the traditional New Year’s Eve game.

The season will start on December 10 with a clash between defending champions Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes in Hobart. The five-game finals series will start on January 29 and conclude on February 6.

The blockbuster Test series between India and Australia, starting on December 17 will affect the BBL too.

There will be nine matches played before the first Test with the tournament pausing for two days when the Border-Gavaskar series commences.

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There will be no BBL on days one, two, and five of the first Test. The season will then finish in a flurry after the final Australia-India Test, with 11 matches played across six days before the finals series starts.

“We are working through scenarios for the 35 regular season matches and finals series to be played in the new year with our partners and government bodies,” Alistair Dobson, CA’s Head of Big Bash Leagues, said in a statement.

“An announcement on these venues will be made in the coming weeks. This is, without doubt, the most complex fixturing task ever undertaken by the League and we are excited with where it has landed. It has been a difficult year for so many people around Australia and we look forward to bringing the BBL to every state, should border conditions allow us to,” he added.

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