Cricket Australia has acknowledged that the Girls’s Massive Bash League (WBBL) will bear sure changes starting with the upcoming version, as introduced on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
The WBBL will now draft gamers, following within the footsteps of the boys’s BBL, which carried out the same system for the 2022-23 season.
Every membership will be capable to signal as much as three abroad gamers by way of the draft, excluding alternative gamers. Extra particulars concerning the draft, such because the date and order of choice for groups, will likely be supplied later. Nevertheless, it’s anticipated to intently mimic the BBL’s draught process from final summer season, with no substantial modifications.
A retention choose system can also be an possibility, giving groups precedence entry to overseas gamers from the earlier season. Though the specifics haven’t been established. It’s price noting that in final yr’s BBL draft, every membership was given a single retention choose.
There’s additionally a modification within the definition of ‘marquee’ gamers, with any participant, home or international, incomes $50,000 or extra per season being deemed a ‘marquee’ participant. Each workforce will likely be required to signal no less than 5 marquee gamers starting with the next season. Beforehand, golf equipment may solely signal a most of 5 marquee gamers who had been both CA-contracted Australians or abroad cricketers.
Picture 1 Caption: Cricket Australia has acknowledged that the Girls’s Massive Bash League (WBBL) will bear sure changes starting with the upcoming version. Picture: WBBL