Once again, the WBBL will be a full 59-game season, beginning on Thursday 14 October, with the Final to be played in primetime following day one of the Vodafone Men’s Test against Afghanistan on Saturday 27 November.
A record 47 WBBL games will be broadcast nationally on television this year; almost a five-fold increase since the league’s inception just seven years ago.
The competition will be played across the country over five weeks, visiting at least 11 venues including University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston and Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
The Hurricanes will play four home games in Tasmania in total, with seven WBBL games to be scheduled across the state.
The Hurricanes, Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat will play a block of three games at University of Tasmania Stadium on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October, whilst the Hurricanes will also be joined by the Heat, Strikers and Sydney Sixers in Hobart, for four games across Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November.
The Hurricanes will also play during the tournament’s opening weekend at North Sydney Oval, at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast, at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide, Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, and Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay.
The WBBL will continue to monitor the public health situation throughout the summer and prioritise the health and safety of fans, players, staff and officials in all its decisions.