Countdown to KFC BBL12 begins with Trophy Tour

Countdown to KFC BBL12 begins with Trophy Tour

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The converted BBL Championship Trophy will complete a lap of Australia Over the next fortnight to officially begin the countdown to the KFC BBL 12 season.

From December 1 to 13, the competition’s most prized silverware will travel the country as part of the BBL Trophy Tour, covering 12 stops across seven states and territories.

Kicking off in Perth, at Day 2 of the NRMA Insurance Test Series at Perth Stadium, the BBL Championship Trophy will head east to Adelaide before a tour of Australia’s east coast, from Cairns in far-north Queensland to Hobart in south-east Tasmania.

The BBL Trophy Tour will conclude at Canberra’s Manuka Oval when it’s delivered to centre wicket ahead of the opening game of the KFC BBL 12 on December 13 between the Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars.

On top of the major capital cities, the BBL Championship Trophy will be going regional with Cairns, and the border town of Albury in southern New South Wales (NSW) among the destinations that will play host to men’s Big Bash games for the very first time on December 15 and 31 respectively.

All-star Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Big Bash Leagues said:

“The BBL Trophy represents everything we love about the Bash – world-class entertainment, world-class cricket and stadiums packed with fans.

“The Trophy also symbolises the spirit of fun and innovation that underpins the successes of the Big Bash. There is no trophy quite like it when fully lit in the colours of the champion team.

“It’s our wish to share the BBL 12 Championship Trophy with Australia before it takes pride of place at another Club’s headquarters.

“In addition, the League is delighted for the Albury and Cairns communities to rub shoulders with the Trophy before teams roll into town for the very first time.”

The KFC BBL 12 begins on December 13, with all 61 matches broadcast live on Seven and/or Foxtel, Kayo Sports and SEN. Tickets are available at KFC BIG BASH TICKETS.

Reigning champions the Perth Scorchers currently lead the competition for the most BBL trophies won, having clinched four titles across 11 seasons to date.

The Sydney Sixers have won three, including BBL 10 in 2011-12, while the Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades have all been crowned champions once.

The Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes will be looking for their first title win this season.

The Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes will be looking for their first title win this season.

BBL|12 TROPHY TOUR – DATES AND LOCATIONS

The 12 BBL Trophy Tour stops are listed below.

Perth, WA, December 1. Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner with the Trophy at Perth Stadium on Day 2 of NRMA Insurance Test Match.

Adelaide, SA, December 2. Adelaide Strikers’ Weber WBBL|08 Champions Tahlia McGrath and Darcie Brown at VALO Adelaide 500 Supercars event with WBBL, BBL and Adelaide 500 Trophies. at time TBC.

Cairns, QLD, December 3. Former Queensland cricketer and Survivor contestant Lee Carseldine will tour Cairns with the Trophy.

Brisbane, QLD, December 4. Brisbane Heat players Sam Heazlett and Matt Kuhnemann are to meet the stars of the Mary Poppins stage show at QPAC with the Trophy.

Sydney, NSW, December 5. Trophy present at KFC BBL|12 Season Media Launch at The Venue, Alexandria alongside players from all Clubs.

Coffs Harbour, NSW, December 6. Sydney Sixers player Ben Dwarshuis with Trophy at iconic Big Banana landmark with Woolworths Cricket Blast kids. Time TBC

Geelong, Vic, December 7. Melbourne Renegades players with Trophy. Time and location TBC. Trophy to then departs on the Spirit Of Tasmania overnight.

Launceston, Tas, December 8. Former Australia and Hobart Hurricanes spinner Xavier Doherty to visit Cataract Gorge with the Trophy.

Hobart, Tas, December 9. Hobart Hurricanes players to be available with Trophy. Location and time TBC.

Melbourne, Vic, December 10. Melbourne Stars player Glenn Maxwell with the Trophy. Location and time TBC.

Albury, NSW, December 11. Sydney Thunder player Tanveer Sangha and former New Zealand fast bowler and Albury resident Darryl Tuffey with the Trophy. Location and time TBC.

Canberra, ACT, December 12. Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars players are available with the Trophy ahead of the opening game of KFC BBL|12. Location and time TBC.

Canberra, ACT, December 13. Trophy to be delivered to Manuka Oval ahead of the season opener that night, beginning at 7:15 pm AEDT.

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