The Sydney Sixers will welcome a fifth home game to the SCG this season as the KFC Big Bash League expands its footprint from eight home and away games per season to ten.
The Club will also host three Rebel Women’s Big Bash League games as double headers at the SCG, along with another three matches at Hurstville Oval and another in regional NSW.
The BBL schedule kicks off with the traditional Sydney Smash against the Sydney Thunder at Spotless Stadium on 19 December before the Big Final replay against the Perth Scorchers at the SCG on 23 December.
This match is followed by another home game against the Strikers on 28 December before the Sixers hit the road against the Scorchers, Renegades and Hurricanes on the 1st, 3rd and 8th of January respectively.
It’s then back to the SCG for the Sydney Smash on Saturday 13 January in front of what is likely to be another sellout crowd for the fixture.
Rounding out the season, the Sixers will head to the MCG to take on the Stars before their final two matches at the SCG against the Brisbane Heat (18 January) and the Stars (23 January).
The WBBL season will again start with a bang with the Opening Weekend at North Sydney Oval on 9 and 10 December with the Sixers taking on the Stars in prime time on the Saturday night before backing up for the derby on the Sunday against the Thunder.
The Sixers will then head to regional NSW for their match against the Scorchers on 12 December before heading to Hobart on 17 December and returning to the SCG for the first of their double headers on 23 December.
Trips to Perth and Victoria for two matches against the Renegades follow this before back to back matches at the SCG on the 13th and 18th January where they will take on the Thunder and Heat respectively.
The Club will round out their home and away season with three of four remaining matches played in Sydney at Hurstville Oval, while also making the trip to play the Melbourne Stars at Casey Fields in Victoria.
Sixers General Manager Dominic Remond said the upcoming Big Bash season was a feast for cricket fans across NSW.
“We are very excited with the expansion of the BBL season and to play an additional game at the SCG,” he said.
“We have set our sights on creating a new record for both the BBL and WBBL in Sydney with the hottest ticket in town, the Sydney Smash on January 13th”.
“We are also delighted to be playing three WBBL games at Hurstville Oval, our second Sydney home. The WBBL opening weekend at North Sydney Oval is the perfect way to kick off a huge season for the Big Bash.”