Network Ten to air Women’s Big Bash League

Broadcaster picks up rights to games from inaugural edition of the league.

Network Ten to air Women’s Big Bash League

Australian broadcaster Network Ten has purchased the rights to show eight matches from the inaugural Women's Big Bash Twenty20 cricket tournament.

Ten will air the matches, which include the final, live on its free-to-air One channel, starting on 19th December. The tournament itself gets underway two weeks earlier, on 5th December.

Network Ten head of sport, David Barham, said: “Network Ten is delighted to be broadcasting the inaugural season of the Women’s Big Bash League live and free on One. Australia has some of the best players in the world and we are delighted to support Cricket Australia with this exciting initiative.

"The Women’s Big Bash League is a fantastic concept which will appeal to a broader television audience and gain greater exposure for the sport."

Mike McKenna, the general manager of operations for Cricket Australia, said: "The Women’s Big Bash League is a significant step forward for women's cricket in Australia, as we aim to create a visible pathway for talented female athletes.

"The development of the league has been made even more significant by the support of Network Ten, whose outstanding broadcast will allow us to really showcase the high-quality competition to fans around the country."