News – Cricket: Mitchell Starc was stopped at the airport to discuss the second test, saying he is fine to back up and force a follow on

SUPER Bowl-style entertainment could feature as part of future Big Bash seasons as the league’s new boss starts to make her mark.

Summary

  • Cricket: Mitchell Starc was stopped at the airport to discuss the second test, saying he is fine to back up and force a follow onSUPER Bowl-style entertainment could feature as part of future Big Bash seasons as the league’s new boss starts to make her mark.
  • Armed with four years’ ­experience working for PepsiCo on its Super Bowl halftime shows, Kim McConnie took over the Twenty20 competitions two months ago and wants to amp up Australia’s shortest form of cricket.
  • Leading into Saturday’s opening round, where four games will be played across the weekend at North Sydney Oval, and two in Adelaide, McConnie declared she wants to make the Women’s Big Bash League the best women’s sport in the world.
  • McConnie said Cricket Australia would continue to explore Christmas Day Big Bash and expansion of the competition.
  • McConnie is keen to use lessons learnt in the US to ­improve the viewing experience for people at games and on the couch.


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