Rebel WBBL|06 Finals series to be played in prime time
The rebel Women’s Big Bash League Finals series will be played in evening prime time at North Sydney Oval, marking the first time in tournament history that both Semi-Finals and the Final will be played under lights.
The matches, to be held on November 25, 26 and 28, will begin at 7:10pm AEDT and be broadcast live nationwide on Seven, Foxtel, Kayo and ABC Radio.
The move to an evening prime time Finals series will take the WBBL to more Australian viewers than ever before in just the tournament’s second season in a standalone format.
It will also be a fitting end to a record-breaking rebel WBBL|06 season, which has been successfully hosted in a bio-secure hub Sydney.
More regular season matches were broadcast this season than ever before, with ratings highlights including a reach of over one million viewers for last Sunday’s match between the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars.
Tickets will be available for pre-purchase on Monday, November 16 at 3:00pm AEDT. Adult tickets will be $10, with entry for children 15 and under free.
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s Head of Big Bash Leagues, said:
“The move to a full prime time Finals series is another major leap in the evolution of the rebel WBBL.
“As we pass the half way mark of our second standalone season, we’re delighted to confirm that the pinnacle events of our season will be taken live into homes around the country at a family friendly time.
“This announcement is a testament to the outstanding work of our Clubs and the League who have delivered a safe and successful tournament thus far. We thank the NSW Government for recognising this and rewarding our loyal fans in Sydney.
“We’d like to thank Seven, Foxtel, Kayo and ABC Radio for sharing our vision and our partners rebel, Commonwealth Bank, Vodafone and KFC for their support of the WBBL season.
“We look forward to tuning in to more quality cricket and a thrilling race to the Finals over the next fortnight.
REBEL WBBL|06 FINALS SERIES
Semi Final 1: Wednesday, November 25, 7:10pm AEDT, North Sydney Oval
Semi Final 2: Thursday, November 26, 7:10pm AEDT, North Sydney Oval
Final: Saturday, November 28, 7:10pm AEDT, North Sydney Oval