SYDNEY (AFP) - The glitzy Big Bash League blasts off on Friday with some of the biggest stars of international Twenty20 cricket alongside Australian legend Shane Warne aiming to attract a new youthful audience. Cricket Australia is looking to create a world-class T20 tournament much in the same mould as the Indian Premier League with eight city-based teams and with an emphasis on energy and a fast-paced atmosphere. The Big Bash has attracted some of T20's big names: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq, West Indians Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, South African Herschelle Gibbs, England's Paul Collingwood and Owais Shah. Legspinning great Warne, now 42, is back to play again for the Melbourne Stars after apparently ending his stellar career at the IPL in May. Former Test stars Matthew Hayden and Stuart MacGill have been lured into the shorter form of the game.