'Adapt and Thrive': Big Bash League boss opines on league's future
BBL 12 will start from December 13
Alistair Dobson, the Big Bash League (BBL) head believes the tournament will adapt to the challenge and thrive in the coming years.
Australia's home-grown T20 league BBL has been gaining unprecedented attention due to the birth of two rivals CSA T20 League and UAE-based ILT20.
The concerned leagues are slated to take place in January and will coincide with the BBL as well.
Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard have confirmed their participation in newer leagues, which has dented BBL's star attractions.
People are going to be reminded of BBL's success story: Alistair Dobson
“It’s a really interesting time in world cricket,” Dobson said.
“I think it’s shifting by the day it seems at times. We’re obviously watching it really closely and having to adapt and continue to be nimble around that. Those big name players bring such value and drive such interest that they’re worth every dollar.”
“People are going to remember and be reminded of why the BBL is such a success story in Australian sport.”
Dobson speaks about Warner, Lynn and BBL overseas Draft
Dobson expressed his happiness for Warner's return to the BBL and reckoned that the top-order batter will bring excitement to the tournament.
Warner was a key player for DC in IPL
According to BBL Boss, Chris Lynn, who was the only Australian player in the first set of players for ILT20 has not yet requested a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Cricket Australia.
He also informed that the inaugural BBL overseas Draft will take place on August 28. Each franchise will have an option to retain one international player from the last season.
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