Can you believe it’s only 31 days until BBL|02 begins?
What I can’t believe is that’s the first time I’ve used the | symbol. I’m not even sure what it’s called!
Riveting… now on to the cricket.
Some fast facts about BBL|02
All teams must sign 18 players by November 30, prior to the start of the competition on December 7.
The BBL|02 schedule has increased from 31 to 35 matches with each team now playing 8 home and away games up from 7 last year. This means two Melbourne and Sydney derbies and 4 games in every other capital city. The top 4 qualify for the semi finals (1 v 4 & 2 v 3) with 1 & 2 ganng hosting rghts and the wnners progress to the fnal – the same format as last season.
The fixture: http://www.bigbash.com.au/match-centre/fixture
A heap of players have changed teams as the initial contracts were only for the first season. There are plenty of short term deals out there for internatonal players with a number playing part of the season or a game here or there dependng on other commitments.
Stand by for the team previews, ladder predictions and my XI to watch in BBL|02.