Australia’s cricketers have reportedly agreed to play a BBL fixture on Christmas Day.
The move comes several years after Cricket Australia first pushed for a Christmas Day game.
It now seems the governing body has finally won approval from the players to stage a match on the festive and religious holiday, according to a News Corp report.
A clash involving the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder at the SCG is considered the most likely Christmas Day fixture.
The report claims players will be allowed to excuse themselves from the game based on religious beliefs.
CA says it will accommodate the players’ families and host a festive-season function as part of the agreement.
The 2018-19 BBL schedule includes the Sixers and the Thunder figuring in a Sydney Christmas Eve derby at Spotless Stadium.
It will be the second of two games on December 24 with the Hobart Hurricanes hosting the Melbourne Stars.