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    T20 Big Bash League - Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder

    Jan 08, 2013

    The Stars face Sydney's Thunder at the MCG.

    Event:                         Twenty20 Big Bash League
    Teams:                        Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder
    Date:                           Tuesday January 8, 2013
    Start time:                   7.00pm

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.30pm

    Schedule of Play

    Innings 1 - 7.00pm - 8.20pm
    Break - 8.20pm - 8.35pm
    Innings 2 - 8.35pm - 9.55pm

    Car park opening time

    Gate 3 - 2.00pm
    Gate 5 - 4.00pm
    Gate 6 - 4.00pm
    Gate 7 - 3.00pm

    Expected attendance: 15,000

    Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.