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Sydney Sixers: WBBL and BBL 2020/21 fixture release

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The 2020-21 rebel Women’s Big Bash League and KFC Big Bash League fixtures have been announced, with the Sixers to feature prominently in prime time during both the WBBL and BBL competitions.

Both leagues will feature full schedules and more matches than ever before to be televised live by broadcasters Seven and Foxtel.

A total of 26 rebel WBBL|06 matches – 23 regular season matches and all three finals – will be broadcast live on Seven and FOX SPORTS, three more than last season. The remaining 33 rebel WBBL|06 matches will be streamed live on the CA Live app, cricket.com.au and Kayo Sports.

The Sixers will start the WBBL season in Brisbane against the Melbourne Renegades at Allan Border Field on Saturday 17 October with seven of the Sixers 14 matches broadcast on free-to-air.

A full 59-game schedule has been scheduled for the Women’s Big Bash League and is complemented by the introduction of a three-week, mid-season Sydney hub for all eight clubs.

In the BBL, the Sixers begin their title defence at home, at the SCG against the Hobart Hurricanes on 4 December, the same venue they claimed the BBL|09 trophy in February.

The Sixers will also return to Coffs Harbour after the enormous success of the inaugural regional fixture last season. The men in magenta take on the Brisbane Heat on Monday 4 January 2021.

In a further win for fans, KFC BBL|10 is scheduled to see 48 out of 56 regular season matches broadcast in prime time, seven more than last season, with a further four twilight matches. Every KFC BBL|10 match will again be broadcast live on Fox Cricket and Kayo Sports, with Seven to televise 45 matches.

The League opener is scheduled to be brought forward to December 3 with the Adelaide Strikers to host the Melbourne Renegades taking place after stumps on day one of the first Test between Australia and India at the Gabba.

Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia Head of Big Bash Leagues, described the expanded broadcast presence as a win for supporters and a significant achievement against the backdrop of the challenging COVID-19 environment.

“As the BBL approaches its tenth season, the League, our Clubs and our Partners are doing everything possible to ensure that we are set and ready to go for a great Summer of Big Bash,” Dobson said.

“By sharing these schedules at this stage, we hope that our fans, Clubs, Players and Partners can all share in the excitement of the return of everyone’s favourite cricket competitions.

“While we know that the challenging, fast-changing coronavirus pandemic could ultimately mean revisions to the schedule, there is nonetheless a lot to like about the way both competitions are shaping up. It is our sincere hope that the WBBL|06 and KFC BBL|10 will go some way towards lifting the spirits of, and restoring a sense of normality to, the nation.

“Our Clubs should be commended for their determination and commitment to delivering a full 59-game season for the rebel WBBL|06.

“We’re delighted Seven and Foxtel will be showing 26 matches of the rebel Women’s Big Bash League live in the 2020-21 summer. The rebel WBBL is the world’s best cricket league for women and keeps getting better, which was reflected in a 21% increase in multichannel audiences last season.

“We’re also on track to hosting a fan-friendly KFC BBL|10 season that focuses on bringing high quality, entertaining cricket into Australian lounge rooms at prime time throughout the December-January period.

“As with all sporting competitions around the world, we must remain vigilant and agile in responding to the COVID-19 situation as it develops and we will continue to work with all relevant federal and state government agencies, biosecurity experts, venues, clubs, players, broadcast partners and our own internal teams to ensure a safe and successful summer.

“We’ll continue to act in accordance with public health advice and government protocols to ensure the safety of the public, players and support staff.”

Tickets and Memberships will be on sale in the coming months.

Sixers full fixture details for both rebel WBBL|06 and KFC BBL|10 are below:

WBBL|06

DateOpponentVenueTime (AEDT)Broadcast
Sat 17 OctMelbourne RenegadesAllan Border Field10.45amCA Live
Sun 18 OctBrisbane HeatAllan Border Field2.10pmChannel 7/Foxtel
Sat 24 OctPerth ScorchersTasmania10.00amCA Live
Sun 25 OctHobart HurricanesTasmania2.00pmCA Live
Thur 29 OctMelbourne StarsHurstville Oval2.00pmCA Live
Sat 31 OctMelbourne RenegadesNorth Sydney Oval7.05pmChannel 7/Foxtel
Sun 1 NovAdelaide StrikersNorth Sydney Oval1.45pmChannel 7/Foxtel
Sat 7 NovMelbourne StarsNorth Sydney Oval7.05pmChannel 7/Foxtel
Sun 8 NovSydney ThunderNorth Sydney Oval1.45pmChannel 7/Foxtel
Sat 14 NovBrisbane HeatNorth Sydney Oval7.05pmChannel 7/Foxtel
Sun 15 NovSydney ThunderNorth Sydney Oval1.45pmChannel 7/Foxtel
Thur 19 NovHobart HurricanesCitiPower Centre2.00pmCA Live
Sat 21 NovAdelaide StrikersMelbourne2.00pmCA Live
Sund 22 NovPerth ScorchersMelbourne2.00pmCA Live

BBL|10

DateOpponentVenueTime (AEDT)Broadcast
Fri 4 DecHobart HurricanesSCG7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Sun 6 DecPerth ScorchersOptus Stadium7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Wed 9 DecBrisbane HeatMetricon Stadium7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Sat 19 DecMelbourne RenegadesSCG5:05PMFoxtel
Tues 22 DecAdelaide StrikersAdelaide Oval7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Sun 27 DecMelbourne StarsSCG7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Sat 2 JanHobart HurricanesBlundstone Arena5:05PMFoxtel
Mon 4 JanBrisbane HeatC.ex Coffs International Stadium7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Thur 7 JanMelbourne StarsMCG6:15PMFoxtel
Sat 9 JanSydney ThunderSydney Showground Stadium5:05PMFoxtel
Mon 11 JanPerth ScorchersSCG7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Tues 19 JanAdelaide StrikersSCG7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Sat 23 JanMelbourne RenegadesGMHBA Stadium6:40PMChannel 7/ Foxtel
Mon 25 JanSydney ThunderSCG7:15PMChannel 7/ Foxtel

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