The WBBL and BBL double header will feature the men’s and women’s Renegades taking on their Sydney Sixers rivals at Geelong’s iconic Simonds Stadium on 3 January.
There’ll be no love lost when hometown hero Aaron Finch leads the Melbourne Renegades on to Simonds Stadium to take on the Sydney Sixers this summer.
Local pride will also be on show when Molly Strano takes to the field alongside Australian and international superstars including Dwayne Bravo, Ashleigh Gardner, Nathan Lyon and Cameron White.
Broadcast to 147 countries worldwide, all eyes will be on Geelong as Big Bash League action kicks off in front of the new Brownlow Stand, lifting the stadium’s capacity to 36,000.
The double-header will strengthen Kardinia Park’s reputation as Australia’s regional home of cricket, having already hosted the Australian, Sri Lankan and West Indies national teams, as well as the Melbourne Stars.
The Renegades will host a week long training camp and community activities around Geelong in the lead up to the clash, with a Family Day at Kardinia Park on Sunday, 10 December where fans can meet the players.
The Victorian Government is working with Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria to bring more world-class cricket to regional communities.
Events like these give locals the chance to see their heroes live in their own backyard, and visitors the opportunity to see all this region has to offer.
Find out more about the Regional Events Fund and the Significant Sporting Events Program.