Revised dates for BBL

04 Dec 2014

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Four BBLl04 matches have been rescheduled as a result of the Sydney Test being moved to commence on 6 January 2015.

Thunder vs. Hurricanes Spotless Stadium 7.10pm Wednesday 7 January  7.10pm Friday 9 January 
Sydney Sixers vs. Sydney Thunder  SCG 7.10pm Friday 9 January  7.40pm Thursday 22 January 
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Melbourne Renegades  Blundstone Arena 7.40pm Thursday 15 January  7.10pm Wednesday 7 January
Brisbane Heat vs. Hobart Hurricanes     GABBA 6.40pm Thursday 22 January 6.40pm Thursday 15 January 

The BBL window remains unchanged with the League to start on Thursday 18 December at Adelaide Oval, with the Adelaide Strikers hosting the Melbourne Stars. The BBL 04 season will continue to run through the summer school holiday period, with the Final to be played in Canberra on 28 January 2015.

CA Executive General Manager - Operations Mike McKenna said: "The rescheduled Sydney Test has had some flow-on effect to the KFC T20 Big Bash League with four League matches rescheduled.

"The Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder match due to be played at the SCG on January 9 fell during the revised SCG Test dates, and accordingly has been moved to 22nd January.

"With 35 matches scheduled in 39 days, plus taking into account the Carlton-Mid Series in January, it was not possible to reschedule the Sydney Smash without impacting other matches, hence the need to reschedule three other BBL games.

"We appreciate Network Ten, Fairfax Radio Network, the venues and the BBL Clubs' collaboration and cooperation to confirm these revised dates and thank the Australian community for their support and patience," McKenna said.

Pre-purchased tickets will be honoured for the revised BBL 04 matches, and a refund will be available for those customers with tickets who are no longer available to attend the match on the rescheduled date. Details for ticket purchasers will be communicated via the relevant ticket agencies, Ticketek, Ticketmaster, and Ticket Direct.