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Australia's Big Bash League To Be Reduced To 40 League Games From 2023/24 Season
Cricket Australia on Friday confirmed the 2023/24 season of the Big Bash League (BBL) will feature a reduced 44-match schedule with the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) games to remain at 59.
Amidst criticism over the BBL schedule being too long, the reduction of BBL matches (40 regular season matches plus 4 finals) is a key feature in Cricket Australia's extended seven-year broadcast deal with the Foxtel Group and Seven West Media. A new four-match finals series will feature the top four Clubs, with the finals structure to be confirmed.