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Perfect 10 for US media giant

13 December 2016

The ‘Sydney Smash’ between rivals Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers will be broadcast on NBC Sports // Getty

NBC Sports partners with Cricket Australia and will cover 10 matches during BBL|06

NBCSN is excited to be broadcasting 10 KFC Big Bash league matches from the tournament’s sixth staging, that includes the network covering the semi-finals and final on delay.

The US media giant struck an agreement with Cricket Australia that will for the first time bring the BBL into 85 million homes.

Coverage of BBL|06 begins on NBCSN on December 20 at 3:30am ET with the season-opening ‘Sydney Smash’ between arch rivals Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers at Spotless Stadium, with a next-day replay at 12 noon.

NBCSN’s 2016-17 BBL schedule also includes the re-match of the 2015 final between the Thunder and Melbourne Stars on January 4 at 3am ET.

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NBC Sports is excited to partner with Cricket Australia to showcase this world famous league and incredibly popular international sport,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN.

Cricket is one of the most-watched sports across the globe, and the Big Bash League features many of the world’s best players. We are looking forward to working with our new partners to serve cricket fans in the United States and help grow the sport across the country.”

“The addition of NBCSN is a watershed moment for Australian cricket in the U.S., and is the first time Australian cricket will be available to such a broad mainstream audience,” said Ben Amarfio, Executive General Manager of Media, Communications & Marketing, Cricket Australia.

NBC Sports Group’s agreement with Cricket Australia for the BBL adds to its growing and unparalleled portfolio of international sports properties, which includes the Premier League, the Open Championship, Formula One, French Open, Aviva Premiership Rugby, the America's Cup and Tour de France.

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2016-17 BIG BASH LEAGUE CRICKET SCHEDULE 

DATE

MATCH

TIME

NETWORK

Tue. December 20

Sydney Thunder - Sydney Sixers

3:30 am

NBCSN

Wed. December 21

Sydney Thunder - Sydney Sixers

Noon

NBCSN *

Fri. December 23

Sydney Sixers - Hobart Hurricanes

2am

NBCSN

Sat. December 24

Sydney Sixers - Hobart Hurricanes

Noon

NBCSN *

Wed. December 28

Sydney Thunder - Brisbane Heat

3am

NBCSN

Thur. December 29

Sydney Thunder - Brisbane Heat

Noon

NBCSN *

Sat. December 31

Adelaide Strikers – Sydney Sixers

3am

NBCSN

Sun. January 1

Adelaide Strikers – Sydney Sixers

3:30pm

NBCSN *

Wed. January 4

Sydney Thunder - Melbourne Stars

3am

NBCSN

Thur. January 5

Sydney Thunder - Melbourne Stars

Noon

NBCSN *

Wed. January 11

Brisbane Heat – Perth Scorchers

3:30am

NBCSN

Thur. January 12

Brisbane Heat – Perth Scorchers

Noon

NBCSN *

Sat. January 21

Hobart Hurricanes - Perth Scorchers

Midnight

NBCSN

Sun. January 22

Hobart Hurricanes - Perth Scorchers

5:30pm

NBCSN *

Tue. January 24

BBL Semifinals

3pm

NBCSN

Wed. January 25

BBL Semifinals

4pm

NBCSN

Sun. January 29

BBL Final

10am

NBCSN

* Next day replay

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