Big Bash League (BBL) 2020 Schedule

The Big Bash League is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia.

Cricket Australia took the initiative of starting a franchise T20 cricket league. Big Bash League, popularly recognized as BBL, soon became the most famous cricket league among all cricket playing nations. In 2019, KFC BBL will be the nineth season. In the past BBL has received a huge response from fans all over the world, making it one of the richest cricket league in the world. Following the trend, many countries started their own leagues which include IPL BPL, CPL and many more, but after IPL no league beacame as popular as Big Bash League.

BBL 2020-21 Fixture

THE Big Bash schedule for 2020 is still not final we will be updating as soon as it will be released.

Date Time Teams Venue

 

Teams

Team Color Home Ground Coach Captain
Adelaide Strikers Blue Adelaide Oval Jason Gillespie Travis Head
Brisbane Heat Teal Brisbane Cricket Ground Darren Lehmann Chris Lynn,
Hobart Hurricanes Purple Bellerive Oval Adam Griffith Matthew Wade
Melbourne Renegades Red Marvel Stadium Michael Klinger Aaron Finch
Melbourne Stars Dark green Melbourne Cricket Ground David Hussey Glenn Maxwell
Perth Scorchers Orange Perth Stadium (Optus) Adam Voges Mitchell Marsh
Sydney Sixers Magenta Sydney Cricket Ground Greg Shipperd Moises Henriques
Sydney Thunder Lime green Sydney Showground Stadium Shane Bond Callum Ferguson

BBL Venue

Name of the Stadium Capacity City Home team
Current Ground
Adelaide Oval 53,583 Adelaide Adelaide Strikers
Blundstone Arena 19,500 Hobart Hobart Hurricanes
Etihad Stadium 53,359 Melbourne Melbourne Renegades
Perth Stadium 60,000 Perth Perth Scorchers
The Gabba 42,000 Brisbane Brisbane Heat
Melbourne Cricket Ground 1,00,024 Melbourne Melbourne Stars
Sydney Cricket Ground 48,000 Sydney Sydney Sixers
Secondary Grounds
UTAS Stadium 21,000 Launceston Hobart Hurricanes
Traeger Park 10,000 Alice Springs Adelaide Strikers
Manuka Oval 12,000 Canberra Neutral Venue (BBL 04 Final), Sydney Thunder (2017/18 BBL)
Former Grounds
WACA Ground 20,000 Perth Perth Scorchers (2011–2018)
Stadium Australia 82,000 Sydney Sydney Thunder (2011–2014)

BBL Broadcast partners

Countries Network
Australia Network Ten (2013–present)
Fox Sports (2011–13)
New Zealand Sky Sport
Bangladesh STAR Sports
Pakistan PTV Sports
South Africa SuperSport
India STAR Sports(2011–2017)
SONY ESPN (2017–2022)
Sri Lanka STAR Sports
SONY ESPN
United Kingdom BT Sport
Channel 5 (5 FTA matches in 2016–17)
Sky Sports (2011–16)
United States Willow
NBCSN (10 games in 2016/17)
Canada CBN & ATN Cricket Plus(2016/17–2020/21)

Big Bash League Tournament Winners

Season Winner Result Runner-up
2011–12 Sydney Sixers Sixers won by 7 wickets Perth Scorchers
2012–13 Brisbane Heat Heat won by 34 runs Perth Scorchers
2013–14 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 39 runs Hobart Hurricanes
2014–15 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 4 wickets Sydney Sixers
2015–16 Sydney Thunder Thunder won by 3 wickets Melbourne Stars
2016–17 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 9 wickets Sydney Sixers
2017–18 Adelaide Strikers Strikers won by 25 runs Hobart Hurricanes
2018-19 Melbourne Renegades Renegades won by 13 runs Melbourne Stars
2019-20 Sydney Sixers Sixers won by 19 runs Melbourne Stars

Big Bash Salary cap & Contracting period

The Big Bash League's salary cap was $1.05 million for the third season, a $50,000 increase from the two previous seasons, which were played under a salary cap of $1 million. In February 2015, BBL salary cap increased to $1.30 million for the fifth season of BBL.

Currently, the salary cap has increased to $1.60 million. Under the $1.60 million salary cap, a team can sign a total of 18 contracted players consisting of a minimum of 2 rookie contracts and maximum of 2 overseas players. In addition, 2 overseas replacement players can also be signed by a team.

Big Bash Broadcast Rights

Countries Network
Australia Network Ten (2013–present)
Fox Sports (2011–13)
New Zealand Sky Sport
Bangladesh STAR Sports
Pakistan PTV Sports
South Africa SuperSport
India STAR Sports(2011–2017)
SONY ESPN (2017–2022)

Prize money

Cricket Australia increased the prize money for the BBL to a total of $890,000 for the four finalists from 2015–16 season, after the Champions League Twenty20 tournament was discontinued with effect from 2015. The prize money will be split between the teams as follows:

$20,000 – To the team finishing fifth in the season
$80,000 – To each losing semi-finalist
$260,000 – To the Runner up
$450,000 – To the Champion of the season

However, the additional cash increase of $600,000 will go to successful clubs and not their players. Up to the 2014–15 BBL season, a total prize money of $290,000 was awarded.

Big Bash Rules

Every match that is played in KFC BBL is about much the same thing, if you’re batting, you have to make as many runs as you can and if you’re bowling, you have to take wickets and stop your opposite team to make runs.

Types of Out

  • Retired
  • Bowled
  • Caught
  • Hit the ball twice
  • Hit wicket
  • Leg before wicket (lbw)
  • Obstructing the field
  • Run out
  • Stumped
  • Timed out
  • Handled the ball

Maximum Run in a ball

As far as the answer of the tricky question – how many runs can be taken by a batsman by running? – is concerned, a pair can run as many runs as it can, till the time the ball is in play. There is no limit to it as per the cricket laws.

SETTING THE FIELD

In Cricket Two positions are set – the bowler and the wicketkeeper. The other nine fielders can be placed wherever the captain determines.

Now coming to BBL Field settings :-

  1. In the first six overs only two fielders are allowed in the outfield with the rest remaining in the infield.
  2. At the end of the first six overs another three players can head out into the outfield if the captain wishes.