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It's official: The Sydney Thunder will bring Big Bash League to Canberra

13 October 2017 12:00 AM
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The fixture is a massive boost for cricket in Canberra and it will be the first BBL clash played at Manuka Oval since 11,387 streamed through the gates to see the BBL|04 final.

The ACT government was desperate to secure elite men's content to partner the women's Ashes fixtures in Canberra after the capital was left off the men's international schedule.

Limited content in an Ashes summer meant Canberra won't see the Australian men's side play at Manuka Oval despite being midway through a four-year deal to have international cricket played in the capital.

Canberra will host two women's Ashes matches in November and Cricket ACT boss Cameron French has launched an ambitious plan to pack out Manuka Oval for the two Twenty20 fixtures.

Meanwhile, Canberra cricketer Tom Rogers has continued his impressive rise by signing with the Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming season.

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