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MCG Season Fixtures

2015 AFL home and away season

Saturday September 5 - Hawthorn v Carlton (4.40pm)
Sunday September 6 - Collingwood v Essendon (3.20pm)

2015 AFL Finals Series

September 11/12/13 - Week 1 Finals (TBC)
September 18/19 - Week 2 Finals (TBC)
September 25/26 - Week 3 Finals (TBC)
Saturday October 3 - AFL Grand Final (teams and time TBC)

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2015/16 cricket season

Boxing Day Test

December 26-30: Australia v West Indies

One-day international

Sunday January 17: Australia v India

Twenty20 International

Friday January 29: Australia v India

Sheffield Shield

October 27-30: Victoria v Queensland (D/N)
November 14-17: Victoria v Western Australia
December 6-9: Victoria v South Australia
February 3-6: Victoria v Tasmania
March 15-18: Victoria v New South Wales

T20 Big Bash League (men’s)

Sunday December 20: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder (7.25pm)
Saturday January 2: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades (6.10pm)
Wednesday January 6: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes (7.40pm)
Thursday January 14: Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat (7.40pm)

T20 Big Bash League (women’s)

Saturday January 2: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades (time TBC)
Sunday January 3: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars (time TBC)