The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) General Manager Cricket Operations & Player Relations Brendan Drew has commented on the announcement from Cricket Australia (CA) today regarding the release of the 2018-19 Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) fixture.
Drew welcomed the increased TV coverage in women's cricket.
"Having 23 games broadcast live on TV demonstrates how in-demand women's cricket is with the audience.
"This is almost double the amount of games compared to last season and hopefully leads to further growth for the women's game.
"The WBBL will have a strong start to the season with all teams coming together for an opening weekend at the Junction Oval, with all international players available, and only a week after the World Cup.
"The WBBL will also have stand-alone finals fixtures for the first time."
Having met with both Channel 7 and Foxtel, Drew was optimistic about how the broadcasters will manage the different formats of the game.
"The new broadcasters have talked about leveraging interest in the shortest formats with the longer formats in a full summer of cricket.
"We look forward to working with the new broadcasters in growing the game."