The state is to host ten matches stretching from the opening on December 10 through until January 5, with tickets now on sale. This is the most Big Bash content ever played in Tasmania, and comes during a summer like we’ve never experienced.

The matches being held in Tasmania are a nod to the state’s commitment to the sport and the Tasmanian Government’s commendable work in managing the impacts of COVID-19.

Cricket Tasmania Chairman, Andrew Gaggin, said:

“The Trump-like allegations concerning the Tasmanian State Government are patently absurd and untrue. The Tasmanian Government has certainly provided an incentive. Its proactive and responsible COVID-19 policies have ensured that Tasmania is one of the world’s safest places and the perfect location to host the start of the Big Bash. However, let it be clear that no financial incentive was provided by the Tasmanian Government to Cricket Australia for BBL matches to be played in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government continues to be a great supporter of all cricket in Tasmania.

“Tasmania has long been the grassroots champion of Australian cricket, having provided a host of great players and the current Test captain. It is pleasing that Cricket Australia has acknowledged this and we look forward to an amazing start to the tournament. Cricket Tasmania is an equal owner of Australian cricket and will continue to push for world class content to be played in this State. Tasmania has successfully hosted international cricket for over 30 years and will continue to do so.

“I extend a warm invitation to all Australian cricket lovers to journey down to discover the world class stadiums at Blundstone Arena and UTAS Stadium, and to enjoy all of the other wonders of Tasmania. I can’t wait for the first match on December 10.”