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Big Bash League 2016-17 fixtures - Tournament begins in December

  • Big Bash League 6 to start on December 20
  • Reigning champions Sydney Thunder face Sydney Sixers in the opening game
  • The final will be played on January 28

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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
December 20

Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat
December 21

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder
December 22

Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes
December 23

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers
December 23

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars
December 26

Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers
December 27

Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat
December 28

Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers
December 29

Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes
December 30

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers
December 31

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
January 1

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder
January 1

Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers
January 2

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers
January 3

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars
January 4

Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat
January 5

Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars
January 7

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder
January 8

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades
January 9

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers
January 10

Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers
January 11

Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes
January 12

Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
January 14

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars
January 14

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades
January 16

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat
January 17

Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers
January 18

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades
January 20

Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers
January 21

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
January 21

BBL Semi Final 1
January 24

BBL Semi Final 2
January 25

BBL Final
January 28


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Big Bash League 2016-17 fixtures - Tournament begins in December

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