The domestic T20 tournament, which will kickstart its 12th edition in mid-December, hasn't featured DRS, despite the technology's introduction to the ICC three years prior to the BBL's inaugural campaign.
Cricket fans have called on the Australian competition to implement an umpire review system in recent years given its role in other national tournaments and its prevalence on the international stage across all formats.
Now, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, Big Bash sides will be able to have one unsuccessful review in each innings of the upcoming season.
The one-review limit will align with most T20 competitions from around the world, with the decision not to follow the IPL's two-review system coming as a result of time management.
Captains are given 15 seconds after a delivery is made to lodge their request for a review of the umpire's decision, with a successfully overturned review seeing the challenging side retain their review.
The introduction of DRS is sure to test Cricket Australia this year, with BBL|12 to be played across 14 separate venues in 61 matches.
It is understood that CA was hopeful of implementing DRS prior to this season, however, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic halted any plans to do so.