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For the most recent season of the tournament, see 2015–16 Big Bash League season.
Big Bash League
(BBL)
BBL Logo.png
Official BBL Logo
Countries Australia Australia
Administrator Cricket Australia
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2011–12
Last tournament 2015–16
Next tournament 2016–17
Tournament format Round-robin and knockout finals
Number of teams 8
Current champion Sydney Thunder (1st title)
Most successful Perth Scorchers
(2 titles)
Qualification Champions League Twenty20
Most runs Michael Klinger (1,274)[1]
Most wickets Ben Laughlin (60)[2]
TV Network Ten
Website bigbash.com.au

The Big Bash League (BBL, also known as the KFC Big Bash League for sponsorship reasons) is an Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. The Big Bash League replaced the previous competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, and features eight city-based franchises instead of the six state teams which had participated previously. The competition has been sponsored by fast food chicken outlet KFC since its inception.

BBL matches are played in Australia during the summer in the months of December and January. It is now placed eighth in the list of most attended sports leagues in the world with respect to average crowd per match (2015–16 season).[3][4]

Out of the eight teams in the tournament, four have won the title at least once. The Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the league's short history, winning the title consecutively for two years and have reached the final of the tournament in four of the five seasons. The other three teams which have won the title are Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder.

Earlier, the top two teams in the tournament used to qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament. It was an annual international Twenty20 competition played between the top domestic teams from various nations. However, the CLT20 has now become defunct from 2015 onwards.[5]

History[edit]

Trophy[edit]

A design contest was held in 2011 to determine the design of the Big Bash League trophy. The competition was restricted to Australian designers, with the final design, chosen by the public from a field of three, revealed on 13 December 2011.[6][7]

Expansion proposal[edit]

It had been proposed that the tournament would undergo expansion into more regional areas not supported by international cricket. The expansion was planned to be implemented in 2012. The proposed teams included: Newcastle, Canberra, Geelong, and the Gold Coast. A New Zealand-based team was also mentioned as a possibility which would be based at Auckland or Christchurch.[8][9] Cricket expert Mark Waugh commented on Fox Sports that an expansion could dilute the player pool resulting in a sub-standard league.[citation needed] The expansion proposal was eventually dumped, mainly because the proposed cities lacked the proper cricket hosting facilities.[10][11]

Shane Warne bowling against Sydney Sixers in 2011 at the SCG

In 2015, former Black Caps captain and Melbourne Stars coach Stephen Fleming suggested expansion of the tournament to include New Zealand teams and become a trans-Tasman competition. He said an expansion into New Zealand would be widely supported by locals.[12] His views were also supported by Brisbane Heat coach and former Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori.[13] Melbourne Renegades chief executive Stuart Coventry also stated that he wants Cricket Australia to grant each club a fifth home fixture next season. Coventry said the BBL was ready to expand from 8 to 10 games, and adding matches would further establish the franchises.[14]

In 2016, Anthony Everard, head of the BBL, flagged the league's intentions to approach expansion through a soft launch. He stated the short to medium term goal was to schedule BBL games involving existing franchises in regional markets before likely adding new teams after the 2017/18 season when the current broadcast deal expires. He also indicated the regional markets of Canberra, Geelong and the Gold Coast will likely host games during the soft launch period.[15]

Women's Big Bash League[edit]

Former women's Test captain and Head of Brisbane's Centre of Excellence, Belinda Clark revealed on 19 January 2014 the planning for a women's BBL is in its early stages but it could become a reality very soon. They are considering it for the huge rise in television ratings in the BBL 03 season and the rise in women's cricket popularity.[16]

On 19 February 2015, Cricket Australia announced that a Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) would commence in season 2015/2016, with teams aligned to the current men's competition. The teams will share the names and colours of the existing men's BBL teams, meaning that there will be two teams from each of Sydney and Melbourne while one team from each of Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart.[17]

Christmas Day match[edit]

In December 2015, Cricket Australia revealed that they are looking into the possibility of hosting a Christmas Day BBL match in the coming years, possibly after the next season. If the proposal is passed, it would be a first in the history of Australian sport since no professional matches are played in Australia on Christmas Day. "It is something we have just recently started discussing, the possibilities of that. We're talking about playing a Christmas Eve match, we already play Boxing Day," CA's Executive GM (Operations) Mike McKenna said.[18]

Tournament format[edit]

Ben Cutting of Brisbane Heat batting against Melbourne Stars in 2014

Since the inception of the BBL in 2011, the tournament has followed the same format every year except the inaugural season.[19] The first BBL season had 28 group stage matches, before expanding to 32 in the following season.[15]

Currently in the eight team format, each team plays every other team at least once during a season. However, each team is also assigned a particular "rival" with which they play for the second time in the same season. The assigned 'rival' for a team does not change generally in different seasons. Cross-town teams such as Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars have been assigned as "rivals" to each other. This allows BBL to have 2 Melbourne derbies as well as 2 Sydney derbies within a single season.[20]

The group stage matches are divided into 8 rounds, with 4 matches played in each round. Each team plays 8 group stage matches, four at home and four away, before the top 4 ranked teams progress to the Semi Finals. The Final of the tournament is played at the home ground of the highest-ranked team. The only exception to this rule was 2014–15 season when the final was played at a neutral venue (Manuka Oval).[19][21]

Thus, the total number of matches during a season tally up to 35, with 32 group stage matches and 3 knock out matches.[20]

Current teams[edit]

The competition features eight city-based franchises, instead of the six state-based teams which had previously competed in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. Each state's capital city features one team, with Sydney and Melbourne featuring two. The team names and colours for all teams were officially announced on 6 April 2011.[22] The Melbourne Derby and Sydney Derby matches are some of the most heavily attended matches during the league and are widely anticipated by the fans.[23] The Scorchers and Sixers have also developed a rivalry between them over the years and their matches attract good crowds and TV ratings.[24]

As of now, a single city-based franchise can have a maximum of 18 contracted players for a season. Each team should have a minimum of two rookie contracts and a maximum of two overseas players in the squad. Each team can also have a maximum of two overseas replacement players, in case the original overseas players get injured or withdraw due to particular reason.[25]

Location of Big Bash League teams
Team City State Home ground Coach Captain Foreign players
Adelaide Strikers Adelaide South Australia South Australia Adelaide Oval Jason Gillespie Brad Hodge England Adil Rashid
Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene
Brisbane Heat Brisbane Queensland Queensland Brisbane Cricket Ground Daniel Vettori Chris Lynn Trinidad and Tobago Samuel Badree
Trinidad and Tobago Lendl Simmons
Hobart Hurricanes Hobart Tasmania Tasmania Blundstone Arena Damien Wright Tim Paine Saint Lucia Darren Sammy
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara
Melbourne Renegades Melbourne Victoria (Australia) Victoria Etihad Stadium David Saker Aaron Finch Trinidad and Tobago Dwayne Bravo
Jamaica Chris Gayle
Melbourne Stars Melbourne Victoria (Australia) Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground Stephen Fleming David Hussey England Luke Wright
England Kevin Pietersen
Perth Scorchers Perth Western Australia Western Australia #TheFurnace Justin Langer Adam Voges England David Willey
England Michael Carberry
Sydney Sixers Sydney New South Wales New South Wales Sydney Cricket Ground Darren Berry Moises Henriques South Africa Johan Botha
England Michael Lumb
Sydney Thunder Sydney New South Wales New South Wales Spotless Stadium Paddy Upton Michael Hussey South Africa Jacques Kallis
Jamaica Andre Russell

Tournament results[edit]

Out of the eight teams in the tournament, four have won the title at least once. The Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the league's history, winning the title consecutively for two seasons in 2013–14 and 2014–15.[26] They also hold the record for reaching the final of the tournament in the first four consecutive seasons, with only one other team reaching the final twice.[27] The other three teams which have won the title are the Sydney Sixers in the inaugural season (2011–12), the Brisbane Heat in the second season (2012–13) and the Sydney Thunder in 2015-16.[28][29]

The WACA Ground has hosted the final on three occasions, more than any other venue. In fact, the final of the 2014–15 BBL season would have also been hosted by WACA Ground if it was awarded to the home ground of the highest-ranked team, as in previous seasons. However, Manuka Oval was awarded the rights to host the final of 2014–15 BBL season as a neutral venue.[21]

Season Final Final host Final venue
Winner Result Runner-up
2011–12
Details
Sydney Sixers
158/3 (18.5 overs)
Sixers won by 7 wickets
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers
156/5 (20 overs)
Perth Scorchers WACA Ground
2012–13
Details
Brisbane Heat
167/5 (20 overs)
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers
133/9 (20 overs)
Perth Scorchers WACA Ground
2013–14
Details
Perth Scorchers
191/4 (20 overs)
Scorchers won by 39 runs
Scorecard
Hobart Hurricanes
152/7 (20 overs)
Perth Scorchers WACA Ground
2014–15
Details
Perth Scorchers
148/6 (20 overs)
Scorchers won by 4 wickets
Scorecard
Sydney Sixers
147/5 (20 overs)
Neutral Venue Manuka Oval
2015–16
Details
Sydney Thunder
181/7 (19.3 overs)
Thunder won by 3 wickets
Scorecard
Melbourne Stars
176/9 (20 overs)
Melbourne Stars Melbourne Cricket Ground

Team performances[edit]

Team 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Adelaide Strikers 6th 5th 7th SF (1st) SF (1st)
Brisbane Heat 5th W (4th) 5th 8th 6th
Hobart Hurricanes SF (2nd) 6th R (4th) 5th 7th
Melbourne Renegades 7th SF (1st) 6th 6th 5th
Melbourne Stars SF (4th) SF (3rd) SF (1st) SF (3rd) R (2nd)
Perth Scorchers R (1st) R (2nd) W (3rd) W (2nd) SF (3rd)
Sydney Sixers W (3rd) 7th SF (2nd) R (4th) 8th
Sydney Thunder 8th 8th 8th 7th W (4th)

Notes:

  • W = Winner; R = Runner-up; SF = Semifinalist
  • (x) = End of league games table position

Salary cap and Contracting Period[edit]

BBL old logo used up to 2014–15 season

The Big Bash League's salary cap was $1.05 million for the third season, a $50,000 increase from the two previous seasons,[30] which were played under a salary cap of $1 million.[31][32][33][34][35] In February 2015, BBL salary cap increased to $1.30 million for the fifth season of BBL.[25]

Currently, the salary cap has increased to $1.40 million, an increase of $100,000 compared to previous season. Under $1.40 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.[36]

Contracting Details (per team)
Retainer Pool Amount (excluding superannuation) $1.40 million
Number of Contracts 18
Number of Rookie Contracts 2
Maximum Overseas Players in squad of 18 2
Maximum Replacement Overseas Players 2

Key dates[edit]

The key dates for the sixth season during the contracting period are as follows. [36]

  • January 27 – Contracting start date
  • January 27 to February 26 – First Trade period (During this period, BBL clubs are allowed to trade contracted players to another club at any stage of their contract)
  • July 1 – BBL Round 1 contracting date (At this time, all BBL clubs must have contracted a minimum of 10 players)
  • November 14 to November 18 – Second Trade period (During this period, BBL clubs are allowed to trade contracted players to another club at any stage of their contract)
  • December 2 – Contracting end date (At this time, all clubs must have completed their 18-player squads, including the Community and Development Rookie contracts)
  • December 6 – Supplementary list end date

Prize money[edit]

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:[37]

  • $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.[37]

Audience[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG on 6 January 2016

Average home crowds for the regular season are listed below. These figures do not include finals matches. While the figures for whole season average includes the average throughout the tournament including the finals.[38][39] Post-Christmas matches have historically been the highest attended period for the League.[40]

The 2014–15 season saw record domestic cricket crowds in the states of South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and the ACT, including a record attendance of 52,633 at the Adelaide Strikers' home semi-final, which was then the biggest ever crowd at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval.[40]

In 2015-16 season too, the attendance figures continued to be broken across all the venues. Perth Scorchers became the first ever BBL team to sell out all of its home matches in a season.[41] On 2 January 2016, the BBL single match attendance record was surpassed, with a crowd of 80,883 watching the first of two Melbourne derbies between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Big Bash League also entered into the top 10 most attended sports leagues in the world with respect to average crowd per match in this season.[3]

Team Crowd average
2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015-16
Adelaide Strikers 21,986 13,319 23,703 36,023 42,437
Brisbane Heat 17,072 15,897 23,685 24,611 29,353
Hobart Hurricanes 10,517 12,107 9,552 13,776 16,640
Melbourne Renegades 13,324 13,184 21,929 22,324 29,010
Melbourne Stars 27,424 21,451 21,813 27,698 40,986
Perth Scorchers 14,905 11,539 17,380 18,825 20,273
Sydney Sixers 20,068 13,286 19,914 23,849 27,956
Sydney Thunder 18,423 10,278 14,866 17,938 19,333
Finals 15,222 17,568 15,286 27,920 42,182
Whole season 18,021 14,883 18,778 23,590 29,443

Television[edit]

Australian television[edit]

BBL games are currently broadcast in Australia by the free-to-air Network Ten. In 2013 Ten paid $100 million for BBL rights over five years, marking the channel's first foray in elite cricket coverage.[42] Fox Sports had previously covered the T20 Big Bash League.

Network Ten's BBL coverage has become a regular feature of Australian summers and attracted an average audience of more than 943,000 people nationally in 2014–15 season, including a peak audience of 1.9 million viewers for the final between the Scorchers and Sixers.[43]

The 2015–16 season attracted an average audience of 1.13 million for each match in Australia this season, an 18% increase on the previous season. A cumulative audience of 9.65 million watched the matches in Australia, out of which 39% where females.[44][45] The opening Sydney Derby match of the season attracted a peak audience of 1.53 million.[46] The last group match between Renegades and Strikers in Session 2 was watched by an average audience of 1.36 million, which peaked at 1.67 million.[47] The BBL Final was watched by an average audience of 1.79 million, which peaked at 2.24 million viewers. This was the first time that the ratings for a BBL match crossed the 2 million mark.[48]

International broadcast partners[edit]

Territory Network
Australia Australia Network Ten (2013–present)
Fox Sports (2011–13)
New Zealand New Zealand Sky Sport
Bangladesh Bangladesh STAR Sports
Pakistan Pakistan PTV Sports
South Africa South Africa SuperSport
India India STAR Sports
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka STAR Sports
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sky Sports
United States United States Willow

Grounds[edit]

A total of 10 grounds have been used to host BBL matches till date. Sydney Thunder moved out of ANZ Stadium after 2014–15 season and relocated to Spotless Stadium for the next 10 years. The Final of the tournament is played at the home ground of the highest-ranked team. #TheFurnace has hosted the final thrice, more than any other venue. Manuka Oval hosted the final of 2014–15 BBL season as a neutral venue primarily because other major grounds were being prepared for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[21]

Perth Stadium will replace #TheFurnace as the home ground of Perth Scorchers starting from 2018–19. Main reasons behind the move are poor facilities at the ground as well as low spectator capacity.[49]

Panoramic view of the SCG during a Big Bash League match in 2011. It is the home ground of Sydney Sixers.
Name of the stadium Capacity City Home team
Current Grounds
Adelaide Oval 53,583 Adelaide Adelaide Strikers
Blundstone Arena 19,500 Hobart Hobart Hurricanes
Etihad Stadium 53,359 Melbourne Melbourne Renegades
WACA Ground 20,000 Perth Perth Scorchers
The Gabba 42,000 Brisbane Brisbane Heat
Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,024 Melbourne Melbourne Stars
Spotless Stadium 22,000 Sydney Sydney Thunder
Sydney Cricket Ground 48,000 Sydney Sydney Sixers
Proposed Grounds
Perth Stadium 60,000 Perth Perth Scorchers
Former Grounds
ANZ Stadium 82,000 Sydney Sydney Thunder (2011–2015)
Manuka Oval 12,000 Canberra Neutral Venue (BBL 04 Final)

Records and statistics[edit]

Michael Klinger, the leading run-scorer in BBL history

Here is a list of Big Bash League records. All records are based on statistics at espncricinfo.com.[50] Melbourne Renegades captain and opening batsman Michael Klinger currently holds the record of scoring most runs in the league. He has played 41 matches in the BBL so far, starting from 2011.[1] The record of taking most wickets in the league belongs to Ben Laughlin, who currently plays for Adelaide Strikers. He has represented Hobart Hurricanes in the past, and has played a total of 43 BBL matches since 2011.[2]

Batting Records
Most runs      Michael Klinger 1,274
Highest average      Peter Handscomb 79.33
Highest score      Luke Wright 117 vs Hobart Hurricanes (9 January 2012)
Highest partnership      Rob Quiney & Luke Wright 172 vs Hobart Hurricanes (9 January 2012)
Most sixes      Chris Lynn 60
Bowling Records
Most wickets      Ben Laughlin 60
Lowest average      Lasith Malinga 15.00
Best strike rate      Cameron Gannon 12.4
Best economy rate      Lasith Malinga 5.40
Best bowling figures      Lasith Malinga 6/7 vs Perth Scorchers (12 December 2012)
Fielding
Most dismissals (wicket-keeper)      Ryan Carters 29
Most catches (fielder)      Adam Voges 20
Team Records
Highest total      Hobart Hurricanes 210-7 (19.2) vs Brisbane Heat (28 December 2013)
Lowest total      Melbourne Renegades 57 (12.4) vs Melbourne Stars (3 January 2015)

Last updated on 24 January 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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