Mumbai: Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) is set to telecast the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) starting on 14 October on Sony Six channels as well as on its OTT platform, SonyLIV.
The WBBL features eight Indian cricketers including Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, and Richa Ghosh who will participate in a premier women’s cricket league.
WBBL is among the top watched sporting leagues of Australia. The league comprises eight teams including Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, and Perth Scorchers. It features top Australian players along with select international players. Five out of the eight teams of WBBL will feature Indian female cricketers.
The broadcaster has released the schedule for the first week’s games. The first match will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars starting at 2:10 p.m on 14 October. This will be followed by Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes on 16 October at 10:10 a.m and Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers at 1:35 p.m. On 17 October, Perth Scorchers will face Brisbane Heat at 4:45 a.m followed by Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers at 8:10 a.m. Melbourne Stars will be up against Hobart Hurricanes on 19 October at 7:55 a.m followed by Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers at 11:20 a.m. On 20 October, Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers will air at 7:55 a.m and Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers will air at 11:20 a.m.