CA doubles down on support for Sydney with Thunder, Sixers home games to remain

Cricket Australia has doubled down on its efforts to keep cricket at the SCG with the governing body eager to retain the Thunder and Sixers' home games in Sydney.

CA confirmed on Tuesday night the New Year’s Test will still be played in Sydney and is now working to ensure Big Bash games also remain in the city.

The Big Bash will see its first Sydney home game on January 13 with Cricket Australia confirming the home games for the Sixers and the Thunder are set to go ahead at 50 per cent crowd capacity.Credit:Rick Stevens

On Tuesday night, the Sixers claimed yet another thrilling final-over win against the Renegades, after beating the Stars on Saturday night with just one ball to spare.

Edwards said the high-pressure run chases had instilled another level of confidence in the table-topping squad.

"It just takes a few amazing individual performances at the back end there and you've won a game," he said. "We won't get too far ahead of ourselves in that regard … hopefully next time we'll chase it down with two overs to go."

The Renegades clash was saved in the last minute by West Indies captain Jason Holder, who stepped up with 16 runs needed in the final over.

Holder was with the Sixers on a three-game contract and returned to the Caribbean on Wednesday, ending his Big Bash experience.

"It is a shame we couldn't have him around for a bit longer," Edwards said. "Everyone was over the moon because he's such a good guy and has been so good around the group in only the three games that he's played, so he's certainly left a mark."

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