Big Bash League head Alistair Dobson on Tuesday hailed all the women cricketers for participating in the 6th edition of the WBBL. He also hailed the players for their firm stance against racism during the league even taking down their knees as a solitary gesture.
“I also commend the players for leading the way in their stance against racism, both through taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and their participation in initiatives that honoured and celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Dobson said in an official release.
Sydney Thunder won the sixth edition of the WBBL after defeating Melbourne Stars in a rain-curtailed final by 7 wickets. The tournament saw great success despite the crowds not allowed during the tournament in Sydney.
Shabnam Ismail became the player of the match for her match-winning spell of 2/14 in four overs. While Sophie Devine of Perth Scorchers was adjudged the player of the tournament for her all-round show in the tournament.
“WBBL|06 was an incredible tournament in so many ways and I’m proud of everyone who made it happen, including the local and overseas players who spent time in quarantine, the NSW Government who allowed the tournament to take place, our various broadcast partners who continue to help make the game more visible and those who made the WBBL Village home for over 250 players, families and staff,” said Dobson.
“We were treated to incredible games of cricket and brilliant individual performances throughout the tournament and it’s no surprise that more fans tuned in to watch than ever before,” he added. (ANI)