All You Need to Know for WBBL|05
Squads, schedules, broadcast, tickets: get everything you need to know about the first standalone Rebel WBBL season is right here
18 October 2019, 12:36 PM AEST
What, it's Big Bash time already?
It sure is! This year the fifth edition of the Rebel WBBL has moved to a standalone timeslot and will start with a blockbuster Sydney Smash under lights at North Sydney Oval on Friday night.
Excitement levels through the roof! Here's what you've got to look forward to in the week ahead 🏏#WBBL05 #WatchMe pic.twitter.com/bXd2sMWtT8— Rebel Women's Big Bash League (@WBBL) October 16, 2019
The Women’s Big Bash has moved to its own window for the first time this season, highlighted by seven consecutive festival weekends around the country that will culminate in a Finals Festival Weekend on December 7-8, giving the competition an opportunity to take centre stage in a landmark shift away from the men’s KFC BBL.
The action will be spread across capital cities and regional towns, so don’t miss out on a chance to watch the stars of the Australian women's team alongside a host of the best players from around the globe.
So how can I watch it?
Thanks to the standalone season, more WBBL|05 matches will be played in prime time this summer!
You’ll be able to watch 23 WBBL matches on free-to-air television via 7Cricket, while Fox Cricket will simulcast the same number of matches on its dedicated cricket channel in HD and with no ad-breaks during play.
Fans will also be able to stream the televised WBBL action via Kayo on the CA Live app.
For the 36 non-broadcast games, cricket.com.au and the CA Live app will provide free live streaming of every moment, with those matches also available to watch on Kayo.
For those seeking radio coverage, ABC Radio will be providing coverage of every match via a mixture of AM, FM and digital channels.
And if that's not enough, cricket.com.au and the CA Live app will have live scores and highlights of EVERY match and EVERY major moment, as well as replays of every wicket and every boundary in the match centre.
What's this about Festival Weekends?
Family friendly fun is the name of the game at Festival Weekends to be played across Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Melbourne this season.
There’ll be world-class cricket, food trucks, a Bounce Freestyle Fun Zone, face painting, giveaways and more.
To secure your Festival Weekend tickets, make haste HERE.
And mark these dates in your diary:
* Sydney Festival Weekend | North Sydney Oval – October 18-20
* Brisbane Festival Weekend | AB Field – October 26-27
* Perth Festival Weekend | WACA – November 1-3
* Adelaide Festival Weekend | Karen Rolton Oval – November 9-10
* Sydney Festival Weekend | Drummoyne Oval – November 15-17
* Hobart Festival Weekends | Blundstone Arena - November 22-24
* Melbourne Festival Weekend | CitiPower Centre at Junction Oval - November 30 – December 1
* Finals Festival Weekend | Venue TBC – December 7-8
How else can I attend?
The WBBL action isn’t just about the Festival Weekends! This Saturday and Sunday, WBBL|05 will also be launched with matches between the Stars and Hurricanes at Junction Oval in Melbourne, and the Strikers and Renegades at Adelaide's Karen Rolton Oval.
Throughout the season, the action will also head to Canberra, Hurstville, Blacktown, Bankstown, Lilac Hill and WBBL|05 isn’t just for those in the capital cities, either; Burnie, Mackay, Launceston, Nuriootpa, Wollongong and Ballarat are among the locations included in the schedule.
For full details, click HERE.
There’s been player movement aplenty this season! So we suggest you head straight HERE to check out who’ll be donning your clubs colours.
All your favourite Australian stars will be in action, alongside some of the biggest names in world cricket from England, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa and Pakistan.
With a T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next February and March, this WBBL season will be crucial for those hoping to represent their countries in the ICC tournament.
For a detailed look at every team - plus exclusive insights from Aussie legend and Fox Cricket guru Mel Jones - check out these guides: