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Alex Blackwell leads her team-mates out on to the field

Women's cricket

Women's game not just Twenty20

Women's cricket will never lose its longer form components under James Sutherland's watch, despite murmurings beneath him at Cricket Australia about exploiting the commercial gains of the inaugural WBBL by making the female game an exclusively Twenty20 af

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Erin Burns attempts a catch on the boundary

Women's Big Bash League 2015-16

WBBL television coverage expands

The Women's Big Bash League has continued to gain strong support, with the Ten Network confirming it would move two of the remaining three matches to its main channel

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Ashleigh Barty in the Brisbane Heat uniform

Australia news

Former tennis star Ashleigh Barty signs for WBBL

Former tennis star Ashleigh Barty has turned her hand to cricket, signing with the Brisbane Heat for the inaugural Women's Big Bash League season this summer

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Lisa Sthalekar with the World Cup trophy

Australia women's news

Sthalekar comes out of retirement for WBBL

Lisa Sthalekar will come out of retirement to play for the Sydney Sixers in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League tournament this summer