April 15, 2011

The Big Bash just got Bigger

Big Bash League - Bigger than before

   A T20 revolution is (apparently) about to take place down-under, thought it was wise to spread the word before the world was caught napping. Well of course if  you already knew too much it will be wise to stop right here. So, wake up now and see what the Ozzie blokes were up to when you were busy bleeding blue (last heard). New format, new teams, new colours almost as though "new" is an understatement.
   Clearly, Cricket Australia is pumped about the Big Bash League. The newer, bigger bash will now feature 8 teams- Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Perth Scorchers and 2 teams each from Sydney and Melbourne which are Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars. Each team is represented by a unique jersey colour, unlike a certain T20 league that does not identify different colours in a rainbow. Talking of which, the 8 teams have made sure the colours will remain in your heads even after you switch off your television sets, take a nap, remain blind fold for the next 48-72 hours.

BBL Teams

Name Colour Venue
Adelaide Strikers Blue Adelaide Oval
Brisbane Heat Teal  Gabba 
Hobart Hurricanes  Purple  Bellerive Oval 
Perth Scorchers  Orange  WACA Ground 
Melbourne Renegades  Red  Etihad Stadium 
Melbourne Stars  Green  MCG 
Sydney Sixers  Pink  SCG 
Sydney Thunder Electric Green  ANZ Stadium

   Will be interesting to see how many foreign players are allowed per side and how the local players are distributed which is incase it is not based on which domestic side they represent. Either way Sydney, Melbourne have 2 teams so the loyalities have to split here. Bringing in the corporates does ring the cash registers so, the teams will now be going under the hammer. Whether the auction (players & teams) is the way to go is unknown. So far each teams have picked names, assigned a stadium and chosen their colours. Stay tuned for updates on the BBL as we break them to you right here!

   We leave you with this video to keep your mouth watering till the revolution strikes no sooner than DEC-2011. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. people in Australia are totally I against it but I see it as good. And with 33% private stake it should be good...