The WBBL 2023 will be playing matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground in the upcoming season. This move attempts to take benefit of Australia’s World Cup-winning team’s increasing recognition and the overwhelming support they received throughout their matches in England.
Now that the WBBL schedule has been released, fans will be watching the defending champion Adelaide Strikers play a few matches at the famous Adelaide Oval.
As compared to the men’s Big Bash League, the Women’s Big Bash League made the choice to keep the number of matches the same, resulting in a competition that runs for 45 action-packed days and begins on October 19 at North Sydney Oval.
The Melbourne Derby, which has been scheduled for November 25, and the Sydney Derby, which is scheduled for November 26, are of enormous significance. For the first time ever, regular season WBBL games will be played exclusively at the MCG and SCG. It is difficult to overestimate the value of this decision since it shows the rising prestige of women’s cricket and its commitment to presenting the sport in the best possible way.
Renowned players will feature in WBBL 2023
The past few years have seen an astounding rise in support for women’s cricket, with attendance records being broken in England. Just last weekend, Lord’s hosted the last T20 match, in which the home team triumphed in front of more than 21,000 passionate spectators. These astonishing attendance figures show the huge opportunity for women’s cricket to enthrall fans and leave a lasting impression.
During the first women’s Indian Premier League tournament, India witnessed filled venues as well. Along with showing Australia’s best players, the event also featured a number of elite overseas players who might participate in the WBBL’s first player draught.
For the upcoming season, the WBBL salary cap has been raised in an effort to take the league to new heights. With this change, top players will be assured to receive more than $130,000, which is a huge boost over past seasons. The league’s president, Alistair Dobson, pointed out his excitement for the upcoming competition by declaring it the “biggest yet.”
Fans of the WBBL can anticipate a variety of exciting matches as excitement for the next season grows. This season is projected to offer excitement on a never-before-seen level, from historic games at famous stadiums like the MCG and SCG to contests around the nation recognized for their WBBL traditions.