What Is BBL And How It Was Started?

Big Bash League Big Bash League (known as the KFC Big Bash League for reasons of sponsorship, and frequently abbreviated as BBL (or Big Bash) is an Australian professional franchise Twenty20 cricket league that was launched on the 11th of November 2011 by Cricket Australia. It was established by Cricket Australia. Big Bash League replaced the previous tournament known as the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash and has eight city-based franchises rather than the 6-state teams that were previously part of the competition. The tournament is sponsored by the fast-food restaurant chain KFC since it was first introduced. 

 

It is among the two T20 leagues, which are also part of the Indian Premier League which is among the top ten national sports leagues with the highest annual attendance. The winner of BBL 11 (2021/2022) was the Perth Scorchers who defeated Sydney Sixers by 79 runs in the final. BBL games are held in Australia during the summertime; in December, January and February. Of the eight teams participating in this tournament, 6 have claimed this title more than once. One can check the cricket news cricket news for the latest updates. 

 

History Trophy

An art contest took place in the year 2011 to decide the style for the Big Bash League trophy. The competition was only open to Australian designers. Perth Scorchers are one of them. Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the league’s brief history, winning the championship four times and consecutively for two consecutive years. They are the Sydney Sixers who have been crowned three times, and consecutively for two consecutive years. Other teams that have won the title include Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, and Brisbane Heat. Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades, Brisbane Heat, and Sydney Thunder. 

 

Before 2014, the two best teams from the tournament were able to be able to participate in the Champions League of the most successful teams around the globe. The Twenty20 tournament. It is an international Twenty20 tournament played by the top teams in the country from diverse nations. This tournament known as the Champions League Twenty20 became defunct following its 2014 event. 

 

Perth Scorchers took the plunge with Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA in 2011The idea was that the tournament is subject to expansion into other regions that are not favoured internationally by cricket. The expansion was initially planned to take place in 2012. The teams proposed were: Newcastle, Canberra, Geelong Geelong, Newcastle, as well as Gold Coast. A team from New Zealand was considered as a possibility that could be based in Auckland or Christchurch however it is not likely to happen.

 

The expansion plan was put on hold, due to the cities proposed did not have appropriate cricket hosting facilities.

 

Shane Warne Bowling in opposition to Sydney Sixers in 2011 at the SCGIn 2015 the former Black Caps captain and Melbourne Stars coach Stephen Fleming suggested that the tournament be expanded by allowing New Zealand teams and become Trans-Tasman. His ideas were also endorsed by Brisbane Heat coach and former Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori.

 

The Melbourne Renegades chief executive Stuart Coventry has also said that he’d like Cricket Australia to grant each club a fifth home game this season. Coventry declared that the BBL was prepared to expand from 8 to 10 games and the addition of matches would help establish franchises. 

 

In the year 2016, Anthony Everard, head of the BBL The league’s head, Anthony Everard, announced the league’s plans to consider expansion via a soft launch. He stated that the short-term to medium-term objective was to plan BBL games with already existing regional franchises, before possibly adding teams after the 2017-18 season, when the broadcast agreement expires. He also stated that the markets in the region that include Canberra, Geelong, and Gold Coast are likely to be host to matches during the launch period. On 27th January, Everard stated that eight additional games will be added to the 2017-18 season. He also urged every franchise currently in operation to consider potential new markets before deciding where the extra games will be played, however, the extended season wasn’t introduced until the 2018-19 season.

 

In 2018 there was a report there was speculation that Gold Coast Suns were keen on acquiring a Big Bash League franchise if the competition was increased. 

 

Women’s Big Bash League

A former female captain in the women’s test and head of Brisbane’s Centre of Excellence, Belinda Clark, revealed on 19 January 2014 that the plan for female-only BBL had been still in the early stages, but the possibility of a realization shortly. The proposal was being considered because of the dramatic rise in TV ratings in the 2013-14 season and the growing popularity of women’s sports. 

 

On February 19, 2015, Cricket Australia announced that the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) would commence in the 2015-16 season and, teams would be aligned with the men’s BBL competition. The announcement was made that teams would use the names and colours of the Men’s BBL teams, which means that there will be two teams from Sydney in addition to Melbourne with a team each made up of Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, and Perth.

 

It was the first time that the Women’s Big Bash League was won by the Sydney Thunder against the Sydney Sixers by three wickets. The current champion of the WBBL07 will be Perth Scorchers who claimed their first title by beating Adelaide Strikers by 12 runs.

 

Tournament format

 

Ben Cutting of Brisbane Heat Batting against Melbourne Stars in 2014Since the start of the BBL in the year 2011 the event has followed the same format each year, except for the initial season. The inaugural BBL season featured 28 games in the group stage, which was later expanded to 32 during the next season.

 

In the 2018-19 season the team will play the other teams twice in the season, for an overall total of 56 regular season games before an end-of-season series.

 

In previous years of the tournament, group stage matches were split into eight rounds which included four matches during each round. The teams played six other teams in the season, and two teams played. This allowed the teams of Sydney or Melbourne (which comprise two teams) to play two derbies during the same season. The teams played eight group stage matches, with four in the home arena and 4-away before the teams with the highest ranking advanced towards the semi-finals. In the 2017/18 season, the format was changed to ensure that there was the group stage played 40 times and teams playing 10-games before the semi-finals.

 

The season was played over the same period, resulting in the more frequent doubleheaders (one game afternoon and one game at night) as well as teams that played more regularly.

 

The final match of the tournament is played in the stadium of the top-ranked team. The only exception to this was during the 2014-15 season in which the final took place in a neutral stadium (Manuka Oval) because of the Cricket World Cup.

 

In the 2018-19 baseball season the league introduced the ‘bat flip’ (instead of the traditional coin toss) to determine who should bat or bowl the first.

 

The structure of the finals was altered in the 2019-20 season, allowing for the fifth team. This structure is hybrid that was a hybrid version of the Page-McIntyre system for the final four and was augmented with The Eliminator as the main difference between the traditional and variants that were hybrid.

 

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