Big Bash League (BBL)
Administrator: Cricket Australia
First edition: 2011–12
Latest edition: 2018–19
Next edition: 2019-20
Tournament format: Double round-robin and knockout finals
Number of teams: 8
Current champion: Melbourne Renegades (1st title)
Most successful: Perth Scorchers (3 titles)
Most runs: Michael Klinger (1,947)
Most wickets: Ben Laughlin (95)
TV: Seven Network, Fox Cricket
The Big Bash League (BBL) is an Australian professional franchise Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia.
The Big Bash League replaced the previous competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, and features eight city-based franchises instead of the six state teams which had participated previously. The competition has been sponsored by fast-food chicken outlet KFC since its inception. It is one of the two T20 cricket leagues, alongside the Indian Premier League, to feature amongst the top ten domestic sports leagues in average attendance.