All you need to know about the Women's Big Bash League side the Sydney Sixers
The Women's Big Bash League is back!
The WBBL will return for its fourth season and the Sydney Sixers will be looking to secure our third consecutive title. For those who are new to the WBBL, here's a breakdown of the tournament.
With eight teams, the WBBL follows a similar format to the men's. Each WBBL side will take on each other twice, with 14 matches to be played per side.
The matches are held over an eight week period, with a massive opening weekend kicking off proceedings. Most matches will be played over weekends, however over the Christmas and New Year period there will be a number of games played at major and local grounds.
Channel Seven will broadcast 23 WBBL matches throughout the course of the season, with the games being simulcast on FOX Sports.
Like the BBL, International players can be signed by each franchise, meaning the tournament will feature not only the best women from Australia, but the best from around the globe.
To ensure an even spread of talent, each club is permitted to sign up to five players who are either a) Southern Stars representatives from the last three years, or b) overseas players.
The Sixers squad members who make up these marquee signings include Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy, with more announcements to be made in the coming months.
The best thing about the WBBL is that tickets are absolutely free! We want to encourage as many people as possible to get out and enjoy the exciting action. The only matches which will require tickets are any double-header matches at the SCG, but your ticket to the WBBL will also get you in to see the Men's game as well which adds to the great value offering.
Where can I watch a match this year?
The WBBL will be played at suburban grounds across Sydney with the Sixers regions.
You can check out the full fixture list for the Sixers right here.