North-West Big Bash cash in budget

INTEREST UP: Erin Burns, of Hobart Hurricanes, bats against Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL. Picture: Scott Gelston
INTEREST UP: Erin Burns, of Hobart Hurricanes, bats against Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL. Picture: Scott Gelston

A potential Women's Big Bash League cricket match on the Coast has state budget support.

The budget included $200,000 to secure two extra BBL games in Tasmania.

The budget papers said one would be in Launceston and one in the North-West.

The papers said the funding would depend on the expected men's BBL expansion in 2018-19.

TASMANIAN BUDGET

Treasury said the funding would go towards items including ambulance services, security, players' expenses, accommodation, marketing and community engagement.

Netball Tasmania would get $750,000 over three years towards development of grassroots and elite netball and grassroots administration.

Surf Life Saving Tasmania would get $1.8 million over four years to increase beach patrols, support surf rescue and for water safety education.

The Christmas sports carnivals would get $600,000 over three years.

The government would meet an election commitment of $500,000 over two years for Basketball Tasmania to deliver school basketball programs across the state in conjunction with SEABL clubs.

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