Cricket Australia has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2023-24 Big Bash League season. The 13th edition of the BBL will kick off on December 7th with a match between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars at The Gabba in Brisbane.
The tournament will feature its new-look format this season with changes to the number of games and the knockout stage.
The 8 BBL teams will each play 10 home and away matches, down from 14 games per team last season. This brings the total number of league-stage matches to 40, reduced from 56 previously.
The top 2 teams at the end of the league stage will earn direct entry into the BBL final. The 3rd and 4th placed teams will feature in the ‘Eliminator’ match, with the winner proceeding to the ‘Qualifier 2’ match.
The loser of ‘Qualifier 1’ between the top 2 teams will face off against the winner of the ‘Eliminator’ in ‘Qualifier 2’.
These changes bring the BBL knockout stage into line with the format used in the Indian Premier League. It provides the top 2 teams with a second chance should they lose their first knockout match.
There will also be fewer doubleheaders and no matches on Christmas Day this BBL season. Cricket Australia aims to schedule more high-profile games in primetime TV slots.
The 13th BBL season will run from December into late January 2024. The schedule sees the first knockout matches on January 19, with ‘Qualifier 1’ between the top 2 teams. ‘Eliminator’ and ‘Qualifier 2’ will occur on January 20th and 22nd respectively. The BBL 2023-24 final will close out the tournament on January 24th.
Without wasting any more time, let’s jump onto the schedule of BBL 2023-2024:
BBL 2023-24 Schedule, Fixtures, Date and Time
|Thu, Dec 7||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars||Brisbane||1:45 PM|
|Fri, Dec 8||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades||Sydney Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Dec 9||Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat||Adelaide Oval||1:45 PM|
|Sun, Dec 10||Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers||GMHBA Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Mon, Dec 11||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers||University of Tasmania Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Tue, Dec 12||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat||Manuka Oval||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Dec 13||Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Tue, Dec 19||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Oval||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Dec 20||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Optus Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Thu, Dec 21||Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat||Marvel Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Fri, Dec 22||Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers||Sydney Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Dec 23||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder||Lavington Sports Ground||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Dec 23||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades||Blundstone Arena||1:45 PM|
|Tue, Dec 26||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars||Sydney Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Tue, Dec 26||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades||Optus Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Dec 27||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder||Brisbane, Gabba||1:45 PM|
|Thu, Dec 28||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars||Blundstone Arena||1:45 PM|
|Fri, Dec 29||Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers||Marvel Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Dec 30||Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers||Sydney Sydney Showground Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Sun, Dec 31||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Oval||1:45 PM|
|Mon, Jan 1||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder||Blundstone Arena||1:45 PM|
|Mon, Jan 1||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers||Brisbane, Gabba||1:45 PM|
|Tue, Jan 2||Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Jan 3||Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat||Coffs and Harbor International Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Jan 3||Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers||Optus Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Thu, Jan 4||Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes||Marvel Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Fri, Jan 5||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Oval||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Jan 6||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Sun, Jan 7||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes||Brisbane, Gabba||1:45 PM|
|Mon, Jan 8||Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Sydney||Sydney Showground Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Tue, Jan 9||Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Oval||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Jan 10||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers||Brisbane, Gabba||1:45 PM|
|Thu, Jan 11||Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers||Blundstone Arena||1:45 PM|
|Fri, Jan 12||Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder||Sydney Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Jan 13||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat||Optus Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Jan 13||Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars||Marvel Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Sun, Jan 14||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers||Manuka Oval||1:45 PM|
|Mon, Jan 15||Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1:45 PM|
|Tue, Jan 16||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers||Optus Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Jan 17||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades||Sydney Sydney Showground Stadium||1:45 PM|
|Fri, Jan 19||The Qualifier||TBC||1:45 PM|
|Sat, Jan 20||The Knockout||TBC||1:45 PM|
|Mon, Jan 22||The Challenger||TBC||1:45 PM|
|Wed, Jan 24||The Final||TBC||1:45 PM|