For the cricket fans wondering what’s on Gymea, Cricket Australia has recently just released the schedule for their fourth season of Women’s Big Bash League.
WBBL|04 will start off its season with three festival weekends before going back to the more regular events when the summer school holidays start. The first four matches of the fourth season will be played on the first weekend of December, 1 & 2, at the CitiPower Centre at Junction Oval. All of the games of the opening weekend can be watched live on Fox Sports, Seven, as well as ABC Radio.
If cricket fans are looking for what’s on Gymea second and third festival weekends will take place on the following weeks, 7 – 9, and 15 – 16, respectively. The second weekend festival will feature eight matches from four locations, whilst the third will have seven matches from three venues.
The regular season, to start alongside the school holidays on the 21st of December, will have 40 matches happening across 40 days, including the very first WBBL night match, held at the Optus Stadium, featuring the Perth Scorchers going against the Brisbane Heat. Other notable events include the Christmas Eve showdown between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Strikers at Spotless Stadium, the first Melbourne Derby at December 29 at the Marvel Stadium, and the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers going up against each other at Adelaide Oval on New Year’s Eve.
For the first time in WBBL history, the finals will be standalone, meaning that the top teams will be competing for the right to host it at their homefield. Both semis will be held on the 19th of January at the one location, whilst the Final will be held the week after, on Australia Day, January 26.
WBBL|04 will feature a total of 56 matches, plus the two semis and the final. Fox Sports and Seven will be broadcasting 23 of the games live, for those wondering what’s on Gymea, which is nearly double that of the broadcasted matches from the prior season. ABC Radio will also be covering the season live across the AU. The remaining matches will also be available for live streaming on cricket.com.au and on the CA Live App.