The schedule for the sixth edition of the Big Bash League T20 competition has been released by Cricket Australia with the competition kicking off on December 20th, 2016.
The domestic T20 competition featuring a string of international stars is set to begin on December 20 with reigning champions Sydney Thunder taking on their cross-town rivals Sydney Sixers.
The Big Bash League is the most successful cricket tournament in Australia and has seen some of the best international players showcasing their skills here. However, the tournament has helped unearth some great Australian players in the recent past.
A total of 35 matches will be played across 40 days during the Australian holiday season. The Adelaide Oval will hold the traditional New Year’s Eve fixture with the Adelaide Strikers hosting the Sydney Sixers.
There will be a total of four double headers while the Boxing Day fixture has been moved to Hobart from Perth with the Hurricanes set to take on the Melbourne Stars. Perth will host the Sydney Thunder in the second match on New Year’s Day.
Once again, the organizers have chosen not to have any matches scheduled on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day. The semi-finals will be played on January 24 and 25 with the final set to be played on January 28.
Big Bash League 2016-17 Schedule
Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers
Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat
Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder
Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers
Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars
Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers
Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat
Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers
Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes
Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers
Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder
Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers
Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars
Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat
Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars
Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers
Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers
Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat
Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers
Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades
Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
BBL Semi Final 1
BBL Semi Final 2