Nickelodeon returns to Big Bash League with Ninja Turtles

• Nickelodeon will host special events at eight BBL matches throughout the season

Cricket Australia has renewed the partnership between Nickelodeon and the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) for a third consecutive season.

The 2018-19 partnership will include the rollout of new at-match activations and gameplay featuring the Australian debut of costume characters for Nickelodeon’s newly released Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a third season of the Logie Award-nominated TV series, Crash the Bash, and huge prize giveaways for fans throughout the BBL season.

Nickelodeon will host special events at eight BBL matches throughout the season beginning Thursday January 3 in Geelong when the Melbourne Renegades take on the Adelaide Strikers at GMHBA Stadium, all the way through to the BBL Final on Sunday February 17.

At those eight matches this season, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be giving away family trips to Nickelodeon Land at Sea World on the Gold Coast, including accommodation at Sea World Resort. Fans will also compete in challenges on the field-of-play during innings breaks, while Nickelodeon’s Nick Squad will be making a comeback to entertain families off the field with inflatables and water play activations to keep kids cool throughout the day.

There will also be an opportunity for one family to win a trip to New York City at the BBL08 Final. The prize includes return flights to New York City, five nights’ accommodation and a variety of family experiences to enjoy.

Cricket Australia head of Big Bash Leagues Kim McConnie said, “It’s a pleasure to be partnering with Nickelodeon for the eighth season of the KFC BBL.

“This summer, more fans will be able to enjoy the fast-paced on-field action than ever before, as the competition moves to a full home-and-away fixture.

“We believe this will be one of the most exciting BBL seasons to-date and we look forward to working with Nickelodeon once again to deliver more fun and enjoyment to our fans across the country.”

General manager and VP of Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand Ben Cox said, “We are thrilled to once again be partnering with the BBL to provide blockbuster kids entertainment both on and off the field.”

Logie-nominated TV series Crash the Bash will again return for a third season, hosted by former cricketer and Australian Survivor finalist, Lee Carseldine. The series will be aired on Nickelodeon across the summer and features exclusive behind-the-scenes BBL action including epic sixes, world-class catches and stubborn seagulls.

Crash the Bash will premiere on Nickelodeon from Saturday January 12, 7am-10am, until Sunday February 17. Full episodes of Crash the Bash will also be available on Nick Play after they premiere on TV.

New episodes of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be aired throughout the BBL08 season on Nickelodeon and the new character costumes will appear for the first time in Australia at some of the matches.

BBL08 will feature 59 matches across 61 days from December to February in what is expected to be one of the biggest seasons to-date.

Fox Cricket will cover all the matches on TV, with Seven also showing some of the action.

To view the full fixture for the upcoming BBL08 season, visit www.bigbash.com.au/fixtures.

To purchase tickets or for more information about BBL|08, visit www.bigbash.com.au/tickets.

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