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Weber WBBL season 9 kicks off in Melbourne

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Published: 11:41, 17 October 2023  
Weber WBBL season 9 kicks off in Melbourne

The cricketing world is buzzing with excitement as the launch ceremony of Weber Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Season 9 took place on Monday (October 16) in Melbourne.

The event marked the beginning of what promises to be an action-packed and thrilling cricketing extravaganza. With eight teams set to compete, this season is expected to showcase the best of women’s cricket, with a strong emphasis on inclusivity and opportunities for young talent, said a press release.

The launch ceremony was graced by the presence of some cricketing luminaries, including General Manager of Big Bash Leagues, Alistair Dobson, and prominent players from various WBBL teams. Ellyse Perry, captain of the Sydney Sixers, Georgia Wareham from the Melbourne Renegades, Kim Garth representing the Melbourne Stars, Jemma Barsby of the Adelaide Strikers, and Alana King leading the Perth Scorchers, all added their star power to the event.

Allana King, who captains the Perth Scorchers, expressed her journey from humble beginnings to professional cricket. “I started my journey from the backyard, grew up watching India and Australia cricket teams on television. I’m thrilled to be part of Perth Scorchers. We have a bunch of talented players in the squad. WBBL is the best part of the year for me, to be honest.” King’s story is a testament to the inclusive nature of the sport, where passion and talent can take players from their backyards to the grand stage of the WBBL.

Weber WBBL Season 9 comprises eight teams, each packed with talent and determination. The tournament is set to commence on October 19, 2023, promising two months of exhilarating cricket action. The grand finale of this spectacular season is scheduled to take place on December 2, 2023, at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the clash of these phenomenal women’s cricket teams on the grand stage.