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Score free tickets to a new form of cricket: the Big Bash League

WITH the Boxing Day test come and gone, Tim Morgan lets you know how you can score tickets to the world’s newest form of cricket.

Four international students got to meet Melbourne Stars players Luke Wright and Clive Rose via GLoBALL's inner sanctum experience. Photo by Sarah Carpinteri

Four international students got to meet Melbourne Stars players Luke Wright and Clive Rose via GLoBALL’s inner sanctum experience. Photo: Sarah Carpinteri

More than 25,000 were at the MCG on December 20 to see the Melbourne Stars claim the first win of the 2013/14 Big Bash season.

While this was the league’s first game of the year, it was the first game of Twenty20 cricket for more than 180 international students.

What they witnessed was some of the worlds best cricketers battle it out in crickets most explosive format, with the Melbourne Stars smashing the Melbourne Renegades by 76 runs.

Twenty20 is crickets shortest format, with each side only given 20 overs – or until they lose 10 wickets – to score as many runs as possible.

Put simply, the team with the most runs after both sides have batted wins.

The students received free tickets from the GLoBALL program – an initiative run and supported by Cricket Victoria, The Essendon Football Club, Netball Victoria and the state government to introduce international students to Australian sporting culture.

With the Melbourne Stars sitting on top of the ladder heading into the half way mark of the season you can still register to get free tickets to the following games by signing up at globall.com.au.

Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars – Saturday, January 4, 2014 – 7:15pm at Etihad Stadium

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder – Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – 7:40 pm at Etihad Stadium

Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes – Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – 7:40pm at the MCG

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