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Big Bash League and the importance of putting on a ‘damn good show’ | Jonathan Howcroft

In its ninth season, the competition remains conscious that it cannot rely solely on on-field successWhen the Big Bash League is on in Melbourne nobody pays closer attention than Jarrah Whyte. Not the players, most of whom will only be on the field aro…

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‘Our players are our voice’: Big Bash pride game seeks to educate | Megan Maurice

The match at the SCG comes in the wake of recent homophobic slurs made by high-profile playersIn the lead up to the Big Bash League’s pride game this week, the same questions are being heard. Why do we still need to keep doing this? Isn’t inclusion jus…

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Marcus Stoinis overcomes nerves to hammer unbeaten 147 and break BBL record

Stoinis felt uneasy following last week’s homophobic slur‘It didn’t sit well with my character,’ Stars player saysAfter smashing the highest score in BBL history, Marcus Stoinis says he carried the burden of unleashing a homophobic slur last week. The …

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Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara targets for bushfire relief cricket match

Ponting, Warne to captain charity cricket matchMCG or SCG could host BBL final curtain-raiserRicky Ponting and Shane Warne are hoping to persuade Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and MS Dhoni to join their star-studded teams in next month’s bushfire relief…

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Matthew Wade caught out by BBL rule change after Renshaw’s boundary ‘assist’

‘A bit of a strange one,’ says Hurricanes batsmanElaborate dismissal on ropes catches players unawareKnowing the rule is one thing, but exploiting it will be another according to Matthew Wade after his impromptu cricket theory lesson at the Gabba. The …

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Thunder’s Chris Green ‘gutted’ by Big Bash ban for illegal bowling

T20 World Cup hopes hit by three-month suspensionBiomechanical tests find spinner’s action is suspectSuspended Sydney Thunder spinner Chris Green is putting his ban for an illegal bowling action into perspective against Australia’s bushfire crisis. The…

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Marcus Stoinis’s homophobic slur came from clash of ‘two alpha males’, says coach

Stars coach David Hussey says exchange went too farStoinis fined for abusive comment during BBL gameMelbourne Stars coach David Hussey claims Marcus Stoinis’s homophobic slur towards Kane Richardson was the result of a battle between “two alpha males” …

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Marcus Stoinis fined $7,500 for homophobic slur during Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars allrounder avoids suspension after pleading guilty to abusing Melbourne Renegades bowler Kane RichardsonMelbourne Stars allrounder Marcus Stoinis has been fined $7,500 but avoided suspension for a homophobic slur during Saturday evening…

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Confusion reigns in BBL after umpire raises finger – to scratch nose

Greg Davidson changed decision ‘halfway through’‘He’s only human,’ says Strikers opener Phil SaltPlayers and officials have laughed off one of the most bizarre umpiring incidents in Big Bash League history. Umpire Greg Davidson caused a furore at Marve…

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Callum Ferguson fumes as heavy smoke in Canberra forces end to Big Bash clash

Thunder-Strikers game in Canberra lost to poor air qualityFour more balls bowled would have seen Thunder victoriousHeavy smoke denied Sydney Thunder a Big Bash League victory over Adelaide Strikers, with their chase halted in Canberra after 4.2 overs b…

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Big Bash League season opens to mixed reviews for innovations

Thunder beat Heat by 29 runs at the GabbaTimeouts and golden cap introduced for 2019-20The Big Bash League’s two major innovations have received a mixed review from Sydney Thunder captain Callum Ferguson. Tuesday’s season opener at the Gabba between th…

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England’s Pat Brown signs Big Bash deal with Melbourne Stars

Worcestershire bowler will take over from Dale SteynSeamer set to make England T20 debut in New ZealandPat Brown will further his Twenty20 education by playing for Melbourne Stars in the second half of Australia’s Big Bash League.The 21-year-old Worces…

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Cricket Australia unveils family-friendly Big Bash finals revamp

Shorter season announced to bid to win back crowdsTeams finishing first and second get double chance Five teams will face off in a revamped Big Bash finals format aimed at rewarding the top finishers and adding intrigue to the end of the season. Cricke…

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Darren Lehmann returns to coaching after ball tampering scandal

Former Australia coach takes over at Brisbane HeatLehmann to start new job next weekDarren Lehmann has been appointed the new Brisbane Heat coach, in what will be his first coaching appointment since the ball tampering scandal in South Africa last year…

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Bloated, jumbled and too long: where now for the Big Bash? | Geoff Lemon

Audience weariness set in after after the expanded competition failed to deliver this seasonAs the Renegades beat the Stars in the Big Bash final on Sunday, there was a general sense of “at last”. Less that a Melbourne team had broken the city’s title …

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Stars implode to hand Renegades their first Big Bash title

Melbourne Renegades 145/5 (20) defeat Melbourne Stars 132/7 (20)Relive the action as it happened – over-by-overThe Melbourne Renegades are BBL champions for the first time, with the Melbourne Stars suffering a stunning collapse of 7-19 with a maiden ti…

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Dan Christian heroics send Renegades into Big Bash League final

Renegades beat Sydney Sixers by three wicketsStars await in all-Melbourne final on SundayMelbourne Renegades will host cross-city rivals the Stars in Sunday’s BBL decider after claiming a thrilling three-wicket semi-final victory over Sydney Sixers.Set…

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Glenn Maxwell plays cool hand as Stars reach Big Bash final

Melbourne Stars beat Hobart Hurricanes by six wicketsMaxwell hits 43 not out; Daniel Worrell takes 4-23Daniel Worrall and Glenn Maxwell have propelled Melbourne Stars to an upset six-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes and into the Big Bash League final….

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Cameron Bancroft lasts three balls on return from nine-month absence

Batsman back in action after ban for ball-tampering Perth Scorchers fall to six-wicket loss against HobartIt was nine months in the making, but Cameron Bancroft’s return to top-flight cricket lasted just three balls.The right-handed batsman made his mu…

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Big Bash League 2018-19 opener: Adelaide Strikers beat Brisbane Heat – as it happened

Brisbane 146; Adelaide 147-5 (19.1 overs)Strikers win first game of BBL season by five wickets 11.36am GMT Adelaide came away with the victory, and thoroughly deserved it after commanding the match from start to finish.At times it felt like modern T20 …