Cape Town - The schedule for the eighth season of the Big Bash League (BBL) has been released, with the competition moving to a full home and away fixture schedule.
With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL 08 will be the biggest, longest edition of the tournament yet.
The regular season has increased to 56 matches, up from 40 matches in BBL 07, in addition to the two semi-finals and the final.
Clubs have been allocated 14 regular season matches, with two additional home matches from last season (from five to seven).
Every club will play each other twice.
"Today we are excited to announce our first ever full Home and Away fixture for the Big Bash League (BBL)," Cricket Australia Head of Big Bash Leagues, Kim McConnie said.
"This is a move that will take the competition to the next level, as we aim to bring more fast-paced on-field action and family-friendly entertainment to more fans across Australia than ever before."
READ: Full Big Bash fixture list