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The revolution has been televised

Feb 7, 2012: Why did Cricket Australia dump their state-based Twenty20 format for a shiny new city-based one? One word: TV

Alex Malcolm

Perth Scorchers v Sdney Sixers, Big Bash League final, Perth

Cricket is OK

Jan 29, 2012: The game is supposed to be in all sorts of trouble. But you wouldn't know that from watching the BBL final

Scott Hazebroek

Big Bash League 2011-12

Forty-somethings make Twenty20 their own

Jan 28, 2012: Two 40-year-olds have been among the key men in the BBL. And they haven't been alone in the tournament

Alex Malcolm

A mind-blowing night in Hobart

Jan 26, 2012: What's the purpose of cricket commentary? To entertain and enlighten or to exaggerate and aggravate?

Christian Ryan

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League, Perth

Where's the fire?

Jan 9, 2012: Plenty of boundaries and wickets. But the entertainment was questionable

Scott Hazebroek

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Sydney

The stars shine brightly

Dec 28, 2011: The most hyped match of the BBL lived up to its expectations, but the entertainment didn't

Patrick Kennedy

'If you have T20 all the time, it will be damaged'

Dec 21, 2011: The former England captain talks about the different leagues he has played in, and how T20 has grown

Alex Malcolm

Big Bash League 2011-12

Talk us through it Shane

Dec 20, 2011: Shane Warne is back on the cricket field and back demonstrating his mastery

Alex Malcolm

Big Bash League 2011-12

Show about 'nothing' gets record ratings

Dec 19, 2011: The teams are mixed, the crowds underwhelming, inter-state rivalries absent, and yet, the BBL has generated a record TV audience in its opening round

Alex Malcolm

Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat, Big Bash League, Sydney

Some smashing, some bashing

Dec 17, 2011: In the opening game, there was more entertainment in the stands than on the field

Byron Howard

Big Bash League 2011-12

Going back to Australia's Twenty20 roots

Dec 15, 2011: On the eve of the Big Bash League, we revisit the first Twenty20 match played in Australia, in January 2005

Alex Malcolm

What I heard about the cricket

Dec 1, 2011: The season's begun in Australia, and there's plenty of talk about the game

Christian Ryan

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Clarke makes priorities clear by skipping BBL

Jul 22, 2011: By steering away from the BBL, Michael Clarke is making a definitive statement about what he values most

Daniel Brettig

The skewed realities of the Big Bash League

Jul 6, 2011: Test aspirants have been left facing pay cuts, while those with prodigious Twenty20 skills look forward to getting big money for little work

Ed Cowan

Paul Marsh

'There's been an artificial push towards youth in Australia'

Jun 14, 2011: Australian cricket is undergoing a major review of its structure, and Paul Marsh, the players' association chief, talks about its outcomes, the academy's identity crisis, his hopes for the new Big Bash League, and more

Interview by Daniel Brettig
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Tournament Results
Scorchers v Syd Sixers at Perth - Jan 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart - Jan 22, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 21, 2012
Scorchers won by 11 runs
Melb Stars v Strikers at Melbourne - Jan 19, 2012
Melb Stars won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Jan 18, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 1 run
Hurricanes v Melb Reneg at Hobart - Jan 18, 2012
Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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