Srinagar, July 15: Sending strong message to all that Australia is getting back to normal amid the global pandemic of Coronavirus, Cricket Australia have announced full schedules for Men and Women’s Big Bash Leagues 2020.
However the cricket body has also acknowledged the schedule could be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 10th BBL will begin on December 3 when the Adelaide Strikers host the Melbourne Renegades, followed by 60 matches across the country and a final on February 6.
The ambitious fixture list, which will follow the Women’s Big Bash League played from October 17 to November 29, means Cricket Australia will meet its commitments to broadcasters and will not face penalties for reduced content.
However the schedule could still face problems as interstate travel in Australia is currently restricted after Melbourne and Sydney experienced new coronavirus outbreaks recently.
Cricket Australia’s Big Bash chief Alistair Dobson said the league would follow public health advice and put in place health protocols to ensure the safety of the public, players and support staff.
“Scheduling in the time of coronavirus is not without its challenges, as we have seen,” said Dobson.
“There are factors outside the league itself which could impact (the schedule) at a later date.”