BBL 2022-23: WATCH – Melbourne Stars batters awarded 6 despite ball hitting roof of stadium, fans slam ridiculous rule

The match was being held at the Docklands Stadium, where retractable roof was closed.

The incident happened twice in the match | ScreengrabApart from the fierce contest between bat and ball, the 41st match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars grabbed the headlines for a couple of controversial decisions.

Two of the Melbourne Stars batters, Joe Clarke and Beau Webster, were awarded six runs despite their shots hitting the roof of the stadium.

The match was being held at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne and the arena's retractable roof was closed.

While the first incident occurred in the third over of Stars’ innings, the second one took place in the 16th over. On both occasions, the ball hit the closed roof and then came down, leading to the umpire signalling six.

It is worth mentioning here that after Melbourne Renegades' current captain Aaron Finch hit the roof back in the second season of the BBL, it was decided that the batter would be awarded a six in such cases instead of the delivery being declared a dead ball.

However, fans were not too pleased with the situation and slammed the ridiculous rule.

Here are the reactions:



By Salman Anjum - 14 Jan, 2023

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