Former Melbourne Stars batter Bobby Quiney says last season’s BBL season felt “long enough”, as many begin to question the league’s extended fixture.
The BBL has adapted a longer schedule this season, which will see the finals played into mid-February, well past the school holiday block.
This has caused many to question whether enough people will be interested in the BBL come the backend of the season, and Quiney has explained how that theory works from a player’s perspective.
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“Being a player last season with the Stars was long enough because we didn’t win many games,” he told SEN Breakfast.
“It just felt like, geez, is this still going? Even speaking to the people who were playing in a successful team at that time and playing finals, it was like, this is really dragging on.
“Unfortunately with cricket, you miss out on some time with your mates and some would ring, g’day Bobby what are you doing, and I would say, sorry I’ve got some Stars stuff on.
“They would say, is that still going? I think a lot of people do switch off at some stage.”
Quiney added he thinks two of the main reasons the BBL has expanded is to creep into the AFLW season and make it easier when the league eventually expands with further clubs.