The summer of cricket launches back into action with the commencement of rebel WBBL|06 season with FOX CRICKET, on Foxtel, broadcasting 36 games LIVE and ad-break free.
The season will kick off with a bang with all eight teams in action on Sunday, October 25 hosting a double-header at North Sydney Oval, with a Melbourne derby between the Renegades and Stars at 10.20am followed by the Sydney smash with Sixers vs Thunders at 1.45pm.
In commentary for FOX CRICKET across the WBBL|06 season will be former Australian women’s cricketer Mel Jones OAM alongside former Australian women’s cricketer Alex Blackwell and host Megan Barnard.
General manager of FOX CRICKET, Matt Weiss:
“At Fox Cricket we are proud to increase our WBBL coverage this year by another 12 matches to 36 which is a great outcome for our subscribers. Recently we’ve added a few rounds of the Sheffield Shield, more WBBL than ever plus the only place to see every ball of the Australian Men’s Internationals and the BBL. All the best action, with the top commentary team is on Foxtel’s dedicated cricket channel this summer.”
The Blast is back! The first-ever dedicated women’s cricket show makes its returnfollowing last year’s landmark on FOX CRICKET, hosted by Megan Barnard alongside Mel Jones and Alex Blackwell.
Starting the WBBL build up is ‘The Blast Preview Show’ on Friday, October 23 at 8.00pm to preview all of the upcoming season’s action, team movements and hub life with the panel speaking with Australian women’s cricket captain and Melbourne Stars player Meg Lanning.
Then every Sunday, straight after the cricket, at 4.30pm ‘The Blast’ will relive and review the best of the WBBL action, crossing live for player reactions after the match and go inside the WBBL village with inside woman Erin Burns from the Sydney Sixers.
The WBBL|06 regular season will conclude on the weekend of November 21-22, with the semi-finals and final scheduled to be played the following week.
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FOX CRICKET BROADCAST SCHEDULE rebel WBBL|06
Sunday, October 25
Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars at 10.20am
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at 1.45pm
Saturday, October 31
Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at 12.15pm Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes at 3.40pm Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at 7.05pm
Sunday, November 1
Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat at 10.20am Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers at 1.45pm
Tuesday, November 3
Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades at 2.30pm Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars at 7.05pm
Wednesday, November 4
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder at 2.30pm Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers at 7.05pm
Saturday, November 7
Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers at 12.15pm Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes at 3.40pm Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at 7.05pm
Sunday, November 8
Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers at 10.20am Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars at 1.45pm
Tuesday, November 10
Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers at 2.30pm Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes at 7.05pm
Wednesday, November 11
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at 2.30pm
Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder at 7.05pm
Saturday, November 14
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades at 12.15pm Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers at 3.40pm Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars at 7.05pm
Sunday, November 15
Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at 10.20am Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers at 1.45pm
Tuesday, November 17
Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat at 2.30pm
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades at 7.05pm
Wednesday, November 18
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades at 2.30pm Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at 7.05pm
Saturday, November 21
Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers at 3.40pm
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades at 7.05pm
Sunday, November 22
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers at 10.20am
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers at 1.45pm
*All times listed in AEDT