Cricket Australia has confirmed the full 59-game season of the rebel WBBL|06 will be hosted in Sydney, beginning on Sunday 25 October.
The move demonstrates the commitment across Australian Cricket to host the full summer of cricket.
Cricket Australia is working in partnership with the NSW Government to ensure the competition proceeds in line with government regulations and COVID safety guidelines, with the safety of the NSW community and all participations the highest priority.
Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s Head of Big Bash Leagues, said a tremendous amount of work has been undertaken which places the safety of players, staff, officials and the public at the forefront while delivering a full, exciting schedule.
“We want to thank the NSW Government for their willingness to work together to deliver the WBBL|06 competition in Sydney.
“We are incredibly proud to deliver a full season of rebel WBBL|06 and would like to thank the NSW Government, our partners States & Territories Associations, the Australian Cricketers’ Association as well as– in particular Cricket NSW – for rallying together at this challenging time to deliver a safe and successful tournament,” Dobson said.
“We can achieve great things together and the spirit of cooperation has been truly uplifting.
“Thanks must also go to our broadcasters, partners, players and staff for their outstanding support as we navigate what has been a challenging period.”
Details regarding the fixture, venues, broadcast times will be released in due course.
Sydney has featured strongly in the short history of the WBBL, hosting the first sold out Final at Drummoyne Oval in WBBL|04 and the first ‘festival weekend’ in WBBL|03.
Last season marked the first time the rebel WBBL was played as a standalone competition, taking the league to a bigger national and international audience than ever before.
That momentum will continue this season, as fans across the country tune in to see the heroes of Australia’s triumphant T20 World Cup side in March return to action, including Sydney Thunder captain Rachael Haynes.