ONE will broadcast eight matches of the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League, including the Final, live from mid December.
The inaugural season will feature players including Ellyse Perry, Julie Hunter, Jess Cameron, Meg Lanning, Megan Schutt, Holly Ferling, Rene Farrell and Sarah Elliott, as well as international players.
TEN Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “Network TEN is delighted to be broadcasting the inaugural season of the Women’s Big Bash League live and free on ONE.
“Australia has some of the best players in the world and we are delighted to support Cricket Australia with this exciting initiative.
“The Women’s Big Bash League is a fantastic concept which will appeal to a broader television audience and gain greater exposure for the sport.”
General Manager, Operations for Cricket Australia, Mike McKenna, said: “The Women’s Big Bash League is a significant step forward for women’s cricket in Australia, as we aim to create a visible pathway for talented female athletes.
“The development of the league has been made even more significant by the support of Network TEN, whose outstanding broadcast will allow us to really showcase the high-quality competition to fans around the country.”
TEN also broadcasts women’s events including ANZ Netball Championship, Australian Swimming Championships and will air the 2015 Netball World Cup in August.
ONE will broadcast its first match on Saturday, December 19, 2015.