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In terms of audience attendance, the Big Bash League (BBL) is the worlds second most popular cricket league after the IPL. Cricket Australia launched it in 2011. The league is known as the KFC T20 Big Bash League. The Australian cricket board investigated the first three seasons of the IPL (Indian Premier League) beginning in 2008.
It was determined that with so much domestic talent available in the country, it could be best utilised and nurtured. So they started this t20 cricket league and scheduled it for the summer season, which is December to January. Perth Scorchers won the BBL 11th season. The 12th season will run from December 2022 to January 2023.
The league stage will consist of 56 matches, after which the teams qualifying will compete in a five-match knock out series, beginning with Eliminator, followed by Qualifier, Challenger, and The Final.
The tournament will be held at 17 venues across 13 cities, including the SCG and MCG, with the addition of Lavington Sports Ground in Albury, Cazalys Stadium in Cairns, and North Sydney Oval.
The tournament, which began in 2011, was supposed to expand in 2012. Newcastle, Canberra, Geelong, and the Gold Coast were proposed as teams. A team based in New Zealand, most likely in Auckland or Christchurch, was also proposed. However, the leagues expansion was halted due to a lack of proper hosting facilities in the proposed cities.
The tournament is entirely held in Australia during the summer months of December, January, and February. Until 2014, only the top two teams qualified for the Champions League T20.
The tournament was held between the top teams from various domestic T20 cricket leagues from around the world, similar to the UEFA Champions League, which is held in Europe. The Champions League T20 tournament, on the other hand, was cancelled in 2014.
The Big Bash League is an eight-team t20 cricket league. Every team plays every other team twice. As a result, they will play 14 games before the knockout stage. The knockout stage pits five teams against each other, with the bottom three eliminated. BBL has a total of eight teams that compete. These are listed below.
For BBL 2022/23, a total of 17 venues have been finalised.The new additions are Alburys Lavington Sports Ground, North Sydney Oval, and Cairns Cazalys Stadium.In addition to the eight traditional venues, Coffs Harbour, Geelong, Metricon Stadium, Manuka Oval, University of Tasmania Stadium, and Junction Oval will host.
BBL 2022-23 Venues
As previously stated, the BBL 2022/23 season will begin on December 13. The regular season will conclude on January 25, 2023, with a doubleheader between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes, as well as the Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars.
The Eliminator, Qualifier, and Knockout will take place on January 27, 28, and 29. Challenger will take place on February 2nd, with the finale on February 4th.
|Date||Day||Fixture||Time in IST||Venue|
|December 13, 2022||Tuesday||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars||1:45 PM||Manuka Oval|
|December 14, 2022||Wednesday||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers||1:45 PM||Adelaide Oval|
|December 15, 2022||Thursday||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades||1:45 PM||Cazalys Stadium (Cairns)|
|December 16, 2022||Friday||Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes||11:35 AM||MCG|
|December 16, 2022||Friday||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers||2:45 PM||Sydney Showground Stadium|
|December 17, 2022||Saturday||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers||1:35 PM||Optus Stadium|
|December 18, 2022||Sunday||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder||1:45 PM||Marvel Stadium|
|December 19, 2022||Monday||Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers||1:45 PM||University of Tasmania Stadium|
|December 20, 2022||Tuesday||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder||1:45 PM||Adelaide Oval|
|December 21, 2022||Wednesday||Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat||1:45 PM||GMHBA Stadium|
|December 22, 2022||Thursday||Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes||1:45 PM||SCG|
|December 23, 2022||Friday||Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers||10 AM||CitiPower Centre|
|December 23, 2022||Friday||Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers||1:30 PM||Gabba|
|December 24, 2022||Saturday||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades||10 AM||Blundstone Arena|
|December 26, 2022||Monday||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars||12:35 PM||SCG|
|December 26, 2022||Monday||Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers||3:45 PM||Optus Stadium|
|December 27, 2022||Tuesday||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat||1:45 PM||Sydney Showground Stadium|
|December 28, 2022||Wednesday||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades||1:45 PM||SCG|
|December 29, 2022||Thursday||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder||12:35 PM||Metricon Stadium|
|December 29, 2022||Thursday||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars||3:45 PM||Optus Stadium|
|December 30, 2022||Friday||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers||1 PM||GMHBA Stadium|
|December 31, 2022||Saturday||Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes||10 AM||Lavington Sports Ground (Albury)|
|December 31, 2022||Saturday||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars||1:30 PM||Adelaide Oval|
|January 1, 2023||Sunday||Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers||8:10 AM||Marvel Stadium|
|January 1, 2023||Sunday||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers||1:45 PM||Gabba|
|January 2, 2023||Monday||Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers||1:45 PM||Blundstone Arena|
|January 3, 2023||Tuesday||Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades||1:45 PM||MCG|
|January 4, 2023||Wednesday||Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat||12:35 PM||North Sydney Oval|
|January 4, 2023||Wednesday||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder||3:45 PM||Optus Stadium|
|January 5, 2023||Thursday||Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes||1:45 PM||Adelaide Oval|
|January 6, 2023||Friday||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers||1 PM||MCG|
|January 7, 2023||Saturday||Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes||12:35 PM||Marvel Stadium|
|January 7, 2023||Saturday||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat||3:45 PM||Optus Stadium|
|January 8, 2023||Sunday||Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers||1:45 PM||Sydney Showground Stadium|
|January 9, 2023||Monday||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars||1:45 PM||Blundstone Arena|
|January 10, 2023||Tuesday||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades||2:10 PM||Adelaide Oval|
|January 11, 2023||Wednesday||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers||2:10 PM||Gabba|
|January 12, 2023||Thursday||Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers||1:45 PM||MCG|
|January 13, 2023||Friday||Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers||1 PM||Sydney Showground Stadium|
|January 14, 2023||Saturday||Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat||10:30 AM||Adelaide Oval|
|January 14, 2023||Saturday||Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars||2 PM||Marvel Stadium|
|January 15, 2023||Sunday||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder||8:10 AM||Blundstone Arena|
|January 15, 2023||Sunday||Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers||1:45 PM||SCG|
|January 16, 2023||Monday||Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat||1:45 PM||MCG|
|January 17, 2023||Tuesday||Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers||1:45 PM||C.ex Coffs International Stadium|
|January 18, 2023||Wednesday||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes||2:10 PM Optus Stadium|
|January 19, 2023||Thursday||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades||1:45 PM||Manuka Oval|
|January 20, 2023||Friday||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers||11 AM||Adelaide Oval|
|January 20, 2023||Friday||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes||2:30 PM||Gabba|
|January 21, 2023||Saturday||Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder||1:35 PM||SCG|
|January 22, 2023||Sunday||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars||8:10 AM||Gabba|
|January 22, 2023||Sunday||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades||1:45 PM||Optus Stadium|
|January 23, 2023||Monday||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers||1:45 PM||Blundstone Arena|
|January 24, 2023||Tuesday||Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers||1:45 PM||Marvel Stadium|
|January 25, 2023||Wednesday||Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat||8:10 AM||University of Tasmania Stadium|
|January 25, 2023||Wednesday||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder||1:45 PM||MCG|
|Date||Day||Fixture||Time in IST||Venue|
|January 27, 2023||Friday||The Eliminator||TBC||TBC|
|January 28, 2023||Saturday||The Qualifier||TBC||TBC|
|January 29, 2023||Sunday||The Knockout||TBC||TBC|
|February 2, 2023||Thursday||The Challenger||TBC||TBC|
|February 4, 2023||Saturday||The Final||TBC||TBC|
The BBL will be held from December 5 to January 28, with matches between the eight teams - Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, and Sydney Thunder - taking place across 14 venues in Australia. The Sixers are the competitions defending champions.
The eight teams will compete in 56 league matches and five knockout matches. Due to the Omicron Covid-19 variant and border restrictions in some states, there may be some complications, such as crowd and player movement restrictions.
|Australia||Fox Cricket, Kayo Sports, Channel Seven (45 matches)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ|
|Indian Sub-continent||Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
|Pakistan||Ten Sports Pakistan|
|The Middle East and North Africa||beIN SPORTS|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport|
|Caribbean||Sports Max, Flow Sports|
|United States||Willow TV|
|Canada||CBN, ATN Cricket Plus|
|Southeast Asia||Fox Sports Asia|
Cricket Australia increased the tournament prize money to $890,000 for the 2015/16 season, which will be split among five teams.
|2011/12||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground|
|2012/13||Brisbane Heat||Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground|
|2013/14||Perth Scorchers||Hobart Hurricanes||WACA Ground|
|2014/15||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||Manuka Oval|
|2015/16||Sydney Thunders||Melbourne Stars||MCG|
|2016/17||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||WACA Ground|
|2017/18||Adelaide Strikers||Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Oval|
|2018/19||Melbourne Renegades||Melbourne Stars||Docklands Stadium|
|2019/20||Sydney Sixers||Melbourne Stars||SCG|
|2020/21||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers||SCG|
|2021/22||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||Docklands Stadium|
|TEAMS||NO. OF TIMES WON|
|Highest Total||Melbourne Stars||273/2|
|Most Runs||Chris Lynn||2790|
|Highest Bat Avg||Bradd Hodge||42.78|
|Highest Ind Score||Glenn Maxwell||154|
|Most Sixes||Chris Lynn||172|
|Most Wickets||Sean Abbott||112|
|Best Economy Rate||Lasith Malinga||5.40 in 13 Matches|
|Lowest Total||Melbourne Renegades||57 (12.4 overs)|