A historic moment for Cricket Australia as WBBL will stand alone in 2019

The fifth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be a standalone tournament this year for the first time since its inception. The seven festival weekends will be power-packed with some exciting cricket.

The WBBL this year will precede the Australian Women’s home summer prior to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in February-March. WBBL has garnered tremendous popularity with every passing year, courtesy the high standard of cricket played by the global cricketing stars. The tournament has reaped rich dividends from the broadcasters as the volume of televised content nearly doubled last season with the 23 broadcast matches averaging 2,13,000 on Seven and Fox Cricket.

The much awaited WBBL will kick start on October 18 when Sydney Sixers take on Sydney Thunder at the North Sydney Oval. Each team will play 14 matches with the semifinals and final to be hosted by the top-ranked team after the preliminary round. The final will be played on December 8.

Juili Ballal (Cricket Journalist)

(Juili is a women’s cricketer who has represented Mumbai team, she is also an IIT’ian )