The Big Bash will be played in every state in a massive win for fans everywhere

The MCG, SCG and Optus Stadium in Perth will all host Big Bash games in January after Cricket Australia was able to slot them in for the second half of the season.

Spotless Stadium in Sydney will also host games with every team now getting the opportunity to play home games.

Locked out of the first half of the fixture because of hard COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures, Victoria and Western Australia will now be part of the cricket summer.

The MCG will host the Boxing Day Test, but Perth was left out of the international scheduled and it’s hard border threatened to lock the west out of any cricket.

But the Scorchers will get home games from January 6 with the regular season to be rounded out with an Australia Day triple header including two games at the MCG and one at the SCG.

Huge crowds could yet fill ground too, with the MCG set to host up to 40,000 for the Boxing Day Test

Marvel Stadium in Melbourne will also host games again, with the final likely to be played at the MCG.

But while the movement for teams around the country marks a big moment in the current landscape, constant travel has been avoided.

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The Scorchers will get four home games but the Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars will not travel to Perth

Both Melbourne teams will play their final five games in their home city.

The Thunder will also have five games in Sydney – including one at the SCG – while the Thunder will travel to play the Stars in Melbourne on the final day of the regular season.

The Heat will play seven matches in front of home fans at either the Gabba or Metricon Stadium throughout the middle part of the season, but will spend the opening and closing fortnights on the road.

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Big Bash boss, Alastair Dobson, described the fixture as “the boldest schedule in Australian sport since the pandemic began”.

“This schedule is a testament to the strength of the League and ensures our fans around the country will get the chance to see their KFC BBL clubs in action on home soil,” Dobson said.

Ticket pre-sales for club members begin on Tuesday, with a general public release of tickets for all December matches, except those at the Adelaide Oval, from November 27.

CA continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia closely, with the opening Test against India scheduled in Adelaide from December 10 before the first BBL game in the city on December 28.

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