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How to watch Big Bash League live

It has taken only a few years for the T20 Big Bash League to evolve from an intriguing sideshow into one of the most-watched events on the Australian sporting calendar. Bigger crowds are turning out every year while millions of viewers tune in from Australia, India, the UK and all over the globe. If you can’t get to a game, there are several ways to watch Big Bash cricket live and free.

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Free-to-air TV on the Seven Network

For viewers in Australia, the easiest way to watch the Big Bash League is to switch on the tube and tune in to channel 700. The Seven Network has live broadcast rights for most games (43 of 59, to be precise) on the BBL|08 fixture list, including all three finals clashes. You have to put up with repetitive ad breaks and some awkward commentary, but it is simple, safe and 100% free for anyone who owns a digitally enabled television.

Watch live BBL games on Kayo

For $25 per month, you can live stream every game of the 2018/19 Big Bash League season on Kayo – the revolutionary streaming service people are calling the ‘Netflix of sport’. If that kind of cash seems over the top for a few T20 games, bear in mind that you also get heaps of international cricket, soccer, golf, tennis, Formula 1, Moto GP, AFL, NRL, UFC – all live, all in HD, on any device.

Big Bash live stream online with VPN

Trying to watch the T20 Big Bash League from overseas? Your best bet is to use a virtual private network (VPN). Most leading VPN services give you the option to anchor your WiFi to an Australian IP address, which means you can dodge regional locking issues and watch live BBL games via the official TenPlay stream. That way, you don’t have to waste time and bandwidth on poor-quality video feeds at pop-up riddled pirate sites.

Do online bookmakers stream live BBL games?

Ten’s exclusive broadcast rights prevent any other Australian media provider from showing live BBL games. That includes online bookmakers, many of which offer free live streaming of domestic and international cricket along with several other sports. This situation may change in the future, but the present state of play – coupled with Cricket Australia’s push to promote the BBL as an all-ages, family-friendly affair – means punters will have to seek out other options for now.

Where can I watch Big Bash games outside Australia?

Depending on where you are in the world, you may be able to watch live Big Bash League games without hooking up a VPN, braving a free online streaming service, or even paying for cable. Live TV coverage of the BBL is now available in nine nations outside Australia:


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