Michael Klinger and Ian Bell of the Scorchers celebrate after winning last season's BBL grand final match.
Michael Klinger and Ian Bell of the Scorchers celebrate after winning last season's BBL grand final match. RICHARD WAINWRIGHT

Big Bash T20 leagues just got a little bigger

THE Big Bash League will be bigger than ever this summer, with the competition expanded from 32 regular season matches to 40.

The fixture lists for both BBL 07 and the Women's Big Bash League were released on Monday, with WBBL 03 kicking off on December 9 and the men's competition beginning on December 19 with a Sydney Smash clash between the Thunder and the Sixers.

Both tournaments will finish on February 4.

 

The expanded season means each BBL 07 side will play 10 games during the regular season, up from the eight they played last summer. Each side will also receive an additional home match.

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Archbishop's fund can help drought-affected residents

Archbishop's fund can help drought-affected residents

The Anglican Archbishop's emergency relief fund is here to help.

Simple ways you can make a difference this Christmas

Simple ways you can make a difference this Christmas

There are many ways to be charitable this Christmas.

Man in hospital after two-hour rescue operation

Man in hospital after two-hour rescue operation

The man was taken to Nanango Hospital just before 8am.

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