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New broadcast plans announced for WBBL

Who made your best Women's Big Bash League team? (photo: Cricket Australia)
13th November, 2016
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Cricket Australia have announced that all 47 Women’s Big Bash League matches will be streamed live on cricket.com.au and the WBBL Facebook page.

The stream will be available to fans all around Australia and the WBBL02 will be free to watch on a number of different platforms.

The games are set to be streamed on cricket.com.au, the Cricket Australia Live App, and for the first time in Australian women’s sport, live-streamed on the WBBL Facebook page.

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Commentary on the games will be provided by a team of former players; Mel Jones, Lisa Sthalekar and Jason Bennett, alongside former Fox Sports News presenter Pete Lazer.

Ben Amarfio, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Media, Communications and Marketing is looking forward to giving the women’s game more exposure.

“The WBBL was developed to provide women and girls with a visible pathway into the game of cricket and initiatives such as the live streaming of all matches for WBBL02 do exactly that.

“The WBBL live streaming represents a considerable investment into the competition and demonstrates how serious Cricket Australia is about attracting more girls and women to our great game.”

He continued on saying, “WBBL01 was a great success, with the competition showcasing the athleticism, energy, and excitement of the best female cricketers from around the world and we are very excited to be enabling more people to watch WBBL02 live and for free.”

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Network Ten will televise 12 matches this year from the WBBL02, including four from the opening weekend in early December.

The season ahead is sure to be one of the most exciting with Australian captain Meg Lanning and dual-international star Ellyse Perry confirmed on the club lists.

The league starts on December 10 when the Hobart Hurricanes face the Perth Scorchers before a Network Ten broadcast of the clash between Adelaide and Melbourne.