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New BBL Home in Landmark Broadcast Partnership

13 April 2018

Cricket Australia has today announced that the Rebel Women's Big Bash League and KFC Big Bash Leagues will be broadcast on FOX SPORTS and Channel Seven from the 2018-19 season as part of a landmark six year partnership.

The new six-year broadcast and digital partnership, which includes a dedicated FOX Cricket channel, will result in overall benefit to the sport worth $1.182b over six years.

Seven will broadcast 43 KFC Big Bash League matches, in what will turn the league into a full Home and Away season, while FOX SPORTS will broadcast 16 matches exclusively, and simulcast the remainder.

Women’s cricket has also been placed at the forefront of the partnership with all Women’s Commonwealth Bank International matches and 23 Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) matches each season to be broadcast on Seven and FOX SPORTS. CA will live stream the remaining WBBL matches on cricket.com.au and the CA Live App.

Speaking on the partnership that will also see Channel Seven and Fox broadcast international cricket, Cricket Australia CEO, James Sutherland said, "Our sincere thanks go to Network Ten for their role in taking the Big Bash League to a new level, and for so willingly providing a platform to launch and grow the Women’s Big Bash League.  As a startup League, the BBL is a phenomenal success story.  Over the last five years Ten has made an extraordinary contribution to the league and its growth in bringing new fans to cricket. 

 “We have nothing but gratitude and respect for Nine and Ten – and sincerely thank them for their contribution to our sport.

“We’re very excited about what the future holds with both Fox Sports and the Seven West Media.

“This sets the game up to be in even stronger shape, as we are on track to exceed 1.5 million participants this season."

The 2018-19 BBL and WBBL draw will be announced shortly.