Yahoo7 News Australia – Explosive start: Australia’s Big Bash League bursts into life for its eighth season on Wednesday

Australia’s Big Bash League explodes into life for its eighth season on Wednesday boasting new ideas but only a handful of top players as the high-octane Twenty20 tournament tries to build on its success.

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  • Explosive start: Australia’s Big Bash League bursts into life for its eighth season on WednesdayAustralia’s Big Bash League explodes into life for its eighth season on Wednesday boasting new ideas but only a handful of top players as the high-octane Twenty20 tournament tries to build on its success.
  • “For me it’s a great moment which reflects what BBL is about,” said Kim McConnie, Cricket Australia’s head of the Big Bash League.
  • “The tournament is marketed brilliantly and apart from the Indian Premier League is the envy of the cricket world in many ways,” said former Australia batsman Dean Jones, now head coach of Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.
  • Jones suggested Australian Test players should find more time to play BBL games, there should be bigger money to attract more top overseas names and the tournament should be shortened.
  • Explosive start: Australia’s Big Bash League bursts into life for its eighth season on WednesdayFan involvement: The Big Bash League prides itself on being a family friendly environment to watch high-octane cricketFast and furious: The new Big Bash League season begins on Wednesday, with a promise of more matches and further innovation


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