BBL 2021-22 to return to home-away format
After briefly switching to a cluster caravan style last season due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Big Bash League will revert to its normal home-away structure in 2021-22. While the league will constantly monitor the pandemic, teams will resume playing seven games at home and away before the championship series this season
Schedule For the 11th Season
Cricket Australia has released the schedule for the 11th season, which will run from December 5 to January 28, with eight mega days’ of BBL action after the Ashes Test.
Although Australia’s white-ball series against New Zealand begins after the Big Bash season, allowing full playtime for the national team’s limited-overs specialists, the concurrent schedule should effectively rule the Ashes participants for a good portion of the series.
The Five-match Finals Series
On January 21, the five-match Finals series will begin, with The Eliminator, The Qualifier, and The Knockout taking place over three evenings. The Challenger will air on January 26, followed by The Final on January 28.
Cricket Australia Intended Proposal
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia’s intended proposal to introduce a draft system for the league’s international players has been pushed out, with teams now signing their overseas players in the traditional fashion three per team. The board expects that with Afghanistan and England (together with the England Lions) on the road, overseas player involvement from these countries would increase.
The board expects that with Afghanistan and England (together with the England Lions) on the road, overseas player involvement from these countries would increase.