The Big Bash League has come under fire throughout the last two weeks. This follows after governing associates implemented a substantial fine onto David Hussey, the head coach for the Melbourne Stars. This fine was enforced after a joke regarding spiked footwear was made on live television. David Hussey received a $2,000.00 penalty from the Cricket Australian Association under a breach of conduct. Most individuals in the league claim this decision was made to acquire additional funds for the CAA. The jokes made pertained to the Adelaide strikers, who were rumoured to be wearing spiked footwear before the matchup on social media. These claims were never honest.
Individuals watching the Big Bash League via the On-Demand service couldn’t locate any of the pre-emptive matchup footage. Audiences that were watching live noted via social media that commentators forced the spiked footwear concept. An unwarranted fine to David Hussey was provided because commentators wanted to fill-up airtime and acquire more viewers. Since this event took place, multiple coaches have come to the defence of David Hussey. This includes Shane Warne, who expressed that this decision was ridiculous and goes against the open-minded humorous banter that Australian’s are known for worldwide. Warne mentioned that this decision displayed zero common sense and should be retracted immediately.
When looking at the Australian legislation for cricket, subclauses mention that team coaches and captains can pre-emptively walk on the pitch. However, spiked footwear cannot be permitted at any time. David Hussey himself had worn spiked shoes to the event but hadn’t walked onto the pitch. He was found not guilty by Adrian Anderson, the Code of Conduct Commissioner in Australia. This didn’t stop executives in the association from implementing this fine. It shows a blatant level of disrespect and corruption in the BBL League.
BBL Finals Top Athlete
Positive headlines related to the Big Bash League this week. Matthew Wade, the Capitan for the Hobart Hurricanes, performed with admirable skills and prompted this team into the BBL Finals. This followed after a significantly challenging series against the Adelaide Strikers. Matthew Wade himself had hit more than 130 wickets throughout this series, is the second-highest in BBL history. He wasn’t the only player assisting in the Hurricanes performance, additional members like George Bailey and Jake Weatherald showcased their skillsets in the best ways possible. Subsequently, the Hobart Hurricanes will now battle for the BBL Championship title.