The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will host the final of the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) on February 6, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Saturday.
Sydney Sixers on Saturday thrashed Perth Scorchers by nine wickets in the Qualifier to seal their spot in the grand finale and also earn the hosting rights at their home ground (SCG).
Meanwhile, the Scorchers will have a second chance to reach the summit clash when they lock horns with The Challenger at Optus Stadium, Perth on February 4. They will take on the winner of The Knockout between the Sydney Thunder or Brisbane Heat, to be played at the Manuka Oval on Sunday night.
"We'd like to congratulate the Sydney Sixers on earning the right to host their second consecutive BBL Final, which we're delighted to confirm will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground," said Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia's Head of Big Bash Leagues.
"This is a major reward for fans of the Sydney Sixers, who haven't been able to get to the SCG and see their team play so far in BBL. Tonight's [Saturday's] result means the Perth Scorchers will host either Sydney Thunder or Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium next Thursday, with the winner returning to Sydney to face the Sixers," he said.
Here are the remaining BBL Finals series matches:
January 31: The Knockout, Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Manuka Oval, Canberra
February 4: The Challenger, Perth Scorchers vs winner of The Knockout, Optus Stadium, Perth
February 6: The Final, Sydney Sixers vs winner of The Challenger, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Feature image courtesy: 2021 Cricket Australia.