In early December, women’s cricket will take a big step forward with the first games of the Women’s Big Bash League!
I am looking forward to this.
There are only really three sports where the women’s teams get nearly as much publicity as the men’s:
- Netball (because no men play it)
- Tennis (which, admittedly, has a lot of people annoyed at the persistent grunting)
- Soccer (particularly in the USA after they won the Women’s World Cup…but some people took it too far…
For too long, women’s cricket has been languishing in the backwaters of sport, with minimal crowd numbers and media attention. Now, it gets broadcast on free-to-air television (well, parts of it), and can help bring some much-needed publicity to women’s cricket. This is big news, on a par with the ability to play as women’s teams in FIFA 16.
They had the launch in Sydney today, and each team made one big signing: