The 2020-21 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) fixture has been announced with a full eight-round competition to begin on Friday, 15 January.
Continuing a busy summer for South Australia, Adelaide will see more cricket during the tournament with Karen Rolton Oval playing host to a block of games. Blundstone Arena (Hobart), Citipower Centre (Melbourne), EPC Solar Park (Canberra) and the WACA Ground (Perth) are the other venues set to enjoy WNCL action this season.
The Final of the 25th edition of the competition will be held on Saturday, 27 March at the home venue of the highest ranked team and will be live streamed on cricket.com.au.
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Commenting on the announcement, Drew Ginn, Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager, High Performance, said:
“After one of the most successful WBBL tournaments to date, there’s great anticipation ahead of the WNCL getting underway in January with Australia’s best local talent again on show.
“The WNCL provides our domestic players with the opportunity to continue their development and push for national selection which is especially crucial with a home Ashes and One-Day World Cup scheduled for next summer.
“It’s been really pleasing to have been able to deliver as much domestic cricket as we have so far this season and we’re equally committed to doing everything we can to complete all eight rounds of the WNCL.”
The WNCL was first played in 1996-97. Prior to this, the Australian National Women’s Championship, which began in 1930-31, was played as an annual two-week tournament.