With less than six months to go until the highly anticipated return of the KFC Big Bash League and Women’s Big Bash League, Ten is delighted to announce that fans will get more primetime cricket than ever before.
All 35 KFC Big Bash League matches and 12 Women’s Big Bash League matches will be broadcast live into all states.
Cricket Australia today released a schedule that sees 35 KFC Big Bash League matches played in 40 days, including four double-headers. With all 35 matches be broadcast in prime time, live and exclusive on TEN or ONE, fans will not miss a minute of the action.
Cricket Australia also released the 2016-17 Women’s Big Bash League schedule which sees 12 matches, including the final, broadcast live and exclusive on TEN or ONE.
Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson, said: “We are delighted to be broadcasting 47 games of KFC Big Bash League and Women’s Big Bash League over the upcoming summer, live and exclusive.
“The KFC Big Bash League has become an integral part of summer in Australia. Cricket Australia has created and built an incredibly popular and successful competition, and we are thrilled to be able to bring it to all Australians.
“Network Ten has always been a leader in broadcasting women’s sport and we are leading the way again this summer,” he said.
“We are proud to further cement our commitment to women’s sport through a landmark deal that will see Network Ten broadcast 12 matches of the Women’s Big Bash League – including four of the matches that launch the 2016-17 season from Saturday, 10 December, live and exclusive on TEN. Ten of the 12 matches will be seen on the main TEN channel.
“We will also, for the first time broadcast the Melbourne Stars taking on the reigning premiers the Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League, live from 6.00pm. This will be the first time a standalone women’s sporting competition has been broadcast in prime time on a commercial free-to-air television network’s primary channel,” Mr Anderson said.