King becomes the sixth player to sign with the Stars for the second edition of the rebel Women’s Big Bash League, joining captain Meg Lanning, Kristen Beams, Jess Cameron, Emma Kearney and Katie Mack.
The announcement coincided with the launch of Border Bash tickets on sale which will see the Stars take on the Sydney Thunder in a WBBL|02 fixture as well as two men’s practice matches at Lavington Sports Ground on December 13.
“It’s great to be back with the Stars for the upcoming season,” King said.
“We have more broadcast matches, more double-headers and have also been given the opportunity to play a fixtured WBBL match in the country, which is all very exciting.”
The WBBL match will start at 10am and will be followed by the first of two men’s practice matches at 3pm, before a second match under lights at 6.30pm.
Stars captain David Hussey acknowledged that it was a good opportunity to bring the Big Bash to a regional area and encouraged locals to grab a ticket to the Border Bash.
“The players are really looking forward to putting on a show for the fans in Albury-Wodonga. We’re hoping to get a big crowd to the ground, to give it a genuine Big Bash feel, ” said Hussey.
“Both the men’s and women’s teams will be hoping to take out the Border Bash with a clean sweep. We want all Stars fans in the area to come down, wear green and support the Club as we kick off our Big Bash season. ”
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for concessions with junior (5-16 years) tickets available for $3.50 and family (2 adults and 2 juniors) for $32 which includes admission to all three fixtures.
Schools can take advantage of a special group rate, while corporate packages are also available by calling the AlburyCity Events Team.
Current Contracted Playing Squads (at 10 Oct 2016)
BBL|06 Squad: David Hussey (c), James Faulkner, Michael Beer, Scott Boland, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, John Hastings, Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen, Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Triffitt, Dan Worrall, Luke Wright, Adam Zampa
WBBL|02 Squad: Meg Lanning (c), Kristen Beams, Jess Cameron, Emma Kearney, Katie Mack, Alana King
BBL|06 Squad: Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Pat Cummins, Jake Doran, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Alister McDermott, Clint McKay, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Shane Watson
WBBL|02 Squad: Alex Blackwell (c), Nicola Carey, Lauren Cheatle, Rene Farell, Harmanpreet Kaur, Naomi Stalenberg, Erin Osborne