Cricket Australia (CA) Sunday announced that Big Bash League teams, the Hobart Hurricanes, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers, have each been fined for breaching the competition's Player Contracting and Remuneration Guidelines.
Australia`s much-hyped Twenty20 Big Bash League`s second stint has failed to recreate the magic of its first edition with ratings down 30 per cent and crowds dipping nearly 40 per cent from the same stage of the competition last year.
Invincible so far in the competition, Sydney Sixers are firm favourites for the title but South Africa`s enterprising Highveld Lions would look to upset the Australian powerhouse`s applecart when the two sides clash in the Champions League Twenty20 final here on Sunday.
Australia’s Big Bash League team Sydney Sixers captain Brad Haddin could miss the Champions League final, and probably the start of the Test series against South Africa, after injuring his thumb in their nerve-wracking semi-final victory on Friday.
Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin is aware that he has to perform very well during the Australian summer if he wants to unseat incumbent first choice keeper Matthew Wade in the national squad.
South Africa`s Highveld Lions will look to inch closer to a semifinal berth when they take on struggling and injury-hit English side Yorkshire in a group B encounter of the Champions League Twenty20 here.