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KFC BBL|10 Finals series schedule confirmed


January 26, 2021



By Cricket Australia

The Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat will host matches in week one of the KFC BBL|10 Finals series with the schedule for matches on January 29, 30 and 31 announced tonight.

The Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers will join them in the Finals series after also finishing in the top five positions on the KFC BBL|10 ladder.

The first three KFC BBL|10 Finals series matches are:

  • Friday, January 29: ‘The Eliminator’, Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers, the Gabba, 6:15pm AEST / 7:15pm AEDT
  • Saturday, January 30: ‘The Qualifier’, Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, Manuka Oval, 7:15pm AEDT
  • Sunday, January 31: ‘The Knockout’, Sydney Thunder v winner of The Eliminator, Manuka Oval, 7:15pm AEDT

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Alistair Dobson, Moises Henriques (in Melbourne), Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Swepson, Wes Agar and Chris Green (in Adelaide) will be available to the media on Wednesday, January 27. See below for details.

The winner of The Qualifier will earn the right to host the KFC BBL|10 Final on Saturday, February 6.

The loser of The Qualifier will receive a second chance to make the Final, taking on the winner of The Knockout on Thursday, February 4. This match is known as The Challenger.



Tickets to all matches will be on sale at cricket.com.au/tickets on Wednesday, January 27 from 2:00pm AEST / 3:00pm AEDT. Home club members will be given access to an exclusive pre-sale from 9:00am AEST / 10:00am AEDT.

All Finals matches will be broadcast live on Seven, Foxtel, Kayo and SEN Radio.

Manuka Oval has been nominated by the Sixers and Thunder as the venue for their home finals this weekend due to the limitations around travel for teams in and out of Sydney due to current state border restrictions. This decision gives fans of both Sydney-based clubs the best chance to attend and see their teams live.

Decisions regarding the locations for matches in week two of the KFC BBL|10 Finals series will be made in due course. The League will continue to monitor the ongoing public health situation and related border impacts.

Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s Head of Big Bash Leagues, said:

“The KFC BBL|10 Finals series is the crescendo of an extraordinary summer of Big Bash, with 115 matches (56 KFC BBL|10 to date and 59 rebel WBBL|06 matches) played so far across seven states and territories.

“Whether watching from home or in the stands, our fans have enjoyed arguably one of the best KFC BBL seasons ever, with more overseas stars and exciting new rules helping to produce a number of thrilling finishes throughout the summer holidays.

“We now move to the Finals series and extend our congratulations to the Sixers, Scorchers, Thunder, Heat and Strikers on their performances so far this season. We know their fans will be flocking to the grounds the Finals series to urge them on.

“We’d also like to acknowledge the Hurricanes, Stars and Renegades whose understanding, flexibility and commitment allowed us to execute a full season under the extraordinary requirements that come with sport in the current climate.

“Our thanks once again go out to all state and territory governments, our KFC BBL clubs and their players and staff, broadcast partners Seven, Foxtel, Kayo and SEN, commercial partners KFC, BKT, Toyota, Sanitarium, Rexona and all club partners and venues who has made this season possible. We also acknowledge the work of our own staff in getting us to the Finals, particularly the medical and biosecurity staff who have safely navigated us through the challenges of the current health situation. We look forward to a big Finals series beginning Friday night.”

See below media opportunities in Melbourne and Adelaide tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27.

MELBOURNE

Who: Alistair Dobson, Moises Henriques

What: Press conference and photo/vision opportunity

Where: Quest New Quay Apartments, Docklands

When: Wednesday, January 27, 10:00am AEST

ADELAIDE

Who: Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Green, Wes Agar

What: Press conference and photo/vision opportunity

Where: Adelaide Oval

When: Wednesday, January 27, 10:00am ACDT