The DRS (Decision Review System) will be introduced in the upcoming season in the women’s and men’s BBL (Big Bash League). The DRS system will be available in 24 WBBL games and broadcast on Foxtel and Seven. Rather than this, the 35 WBBL matches will be broadcasted via a live stream on cricket.com.au and Seven. The officials of BBL have ensured that they will work to bring widespread and more excellent DRS coverage in WBBL’s future campaigns.
What is BBL?
BBL, known as Big Bash League, is Australia’s Premier domestic T20 cricket competition. The BBL was started in 2011 and had eight teams from six cities. Melbourne and Sydney were offered two teams, while others like Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, and Brisbane each were offered a single team. The winners of BBL are also given some prize money. The prize money is split between the five best BBL teams. The first place gets $450,000, the second place gets $260,000, and the third place gets $80,000.
Alistair Dobson- Pleased to introduce DRS in the BBL
Several games are played on the same day, including the different technology providers used by Foxtel and Seven to implement DRS in Big Bash League. The BBL chief Alistair Dobson said, “The League is pleased to introduce the DRS system along with the best cricket competitors in the world. It was a challenging task for BBL to introduce DRS”. He also added that “due to the pandemic, they were unable to introduce the technology.
No X-Factor Substitution or Bash Boost Point Anymore
The innovation of Power Surge that allows the batting side to have a two-over period from the 11th over onwards, along with the two opposite fielders outside the inner circle, will be extended in WBBL. However, in this case, the duration of power play will be reduced to four overs only at the start of the innings. Besides this, the X-Factor Substitution and Bash Boost Point will have some modifications in the coming campaign.
“We have a clear desire to make innovations with our leagues in the future, but we are willing to evaluate the decisions which have not realised the positive impact, like X-Factor Substitution and Bash Boost Point,” Alistair Dobson said on the latest development. The WBBL match between the Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat on 13 October in Mackay would be the first to have DRS technology in the history of Competition.
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