AAP Australian Sports – Cricket Australia won’t consider shortening the length of the Big Bash League, with the tournament’s boss confirming the 14-round full home-and-away season is here to stay.

Summary

  • Cricket Australia won’t consider shortening the length of the Big Bash League, with the tournament’s boss confirming the 14-round full home-and-away season is here to stay.
  • Debate has continued throughout the majority of this year’s expanded season, which has seen the total number of games increase from 43 last summer to 59.
  • The competition is now stretched over 60 days and is longer than the Indian Premier League, something head of BBL Kim McConnie said was set to become the norm.
  • “It’s difficult to say it’s too long when you compare it to the NRL and AFL and the overall summer of cricket,” McConnie told AAP.
  • “We’ll look back in a couple of years and go this is the turning point that really increased the value of BBL.

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