In a big update from Cricket Australia, the Big Bash League will cut down its number of matches. The BBL which is played in over two-and-a-half-month period in Australia, will have it matches cut down going forward.
The Big Bash League’s 2024-25 edition will have the matches number trimmed to only forty -three from the current sixty-one matches roaster. This revamp comes after the new seven-year domestic broadcast deal between Cricket Australia and Foxtel Group & Seven West Media.
As per the Cricket Australia’s statement, the BBL matches were reduced to allow “increased player availability, greater proportion of prime-time matches and stronger alignment with school holidays.”
It is to be noted that the league was last played in 43-match format in the year 2017-18. Post this, the league has expanded seeing the inclusion of overseas internationals.