BBL to be pruned down to 43 games from 2024-25 season

The Big Bash League will be trimmed down to 43 matches, 18 fewer than what it is presently, from the 2024-25 season. The revamp is part of a new seven-year domestic broadcast deal struck by Cricket Australia with Foxtel Group and Seven West Media. The length of the tournament has copped criticism since the premier Australian players seldom featured in the league.

CA said BBL content was decreased in the new deal to allow for ā€œincreased player availability, greater proportion of prime-time matches and stronger alignment with school holidays.ā€

Broadcast Schedule

WTC final
WTC Final AUS v IND, The Oval
7th June to 12th June
Start time: 11:00 am BST