KFC T20 Cricket Big Bash League season 2011/12
One of the thrilling exhibition of cricket is coming this December season 2011/12 to inaugurate its new look, composition and trophy. Australian domestic Twenty20 competition, the KFC Big Bash League is announced with eight new sides, fresh, innovative team names and colors for the 2011/12 season.
KFC T20 Big Bash League is the most talked about event. It is famous in all ages of cricket lovers. Fans, families, kids, attractive crowd and pack luxury grounds are all the part of this delirium event around the country.
The reorientation of teams was an important milestone in the league’s development but the task was nicely done. Cricket Australia has confirmed the team names, colors, logos, uniform and venues. A number of other important features of the league, including the competition match schedule, private ownership, BBL operating structures and the appointment of key personnel by teams have also been resolved.
The traditional names of teams were replaced with famous cricket cities of Australia. This state-based structure did not increase opportunities for players and faced issues surrounding player allocation and private investments. The new approach of Big Bash League is in contrast to the IPL, the biggest and most successful Twenty20 league. The eight new teams in Australia’s Big Bash League will each have a $1 million salary cap to spend on their 18 players. Cricket Australia has confirmed the figure and while the minimum playing contract has been set at $20,000.
The competition will feature sides based out of the main grounds in the capitals of each of the six Australian states. Melbourne and Sydney will house an extra team each at the Etihad Stadium and the Sydney Olympic Park respectively. As far as the reasonable placement of players in teams is concerned, many international players have also been signed by teams for the excitability of League. An even spread of national and international talent will give each team a chance to be successful.
The winner trophy is the first of its kind in the world, has 300 LED lights set in four machined alloy towers. The four light towers will each pulse at various rates, lighting up the entire trophy. A silver shiny bowl is held above these towers with a gold cricket ball. Mike McKenna, General Manager Cricket Marketing Services at Cricket Australia said the trophy reflected a traditional trophy with a T20 twist. The approach of trophy design is something different and has been designed to reflect the fun and excitement of League.
The Big Bash League inspires a new generation of passionate cricket fans to play, watch and attend games. FOX SPORTS will continue its innovative cricket coverage, starting with the first match next Friday between the Sydney Sixers taking on Brisbane Heat at SCG.