“Should that really be out” – Stupendous boundary line catch in Big Bash League causes big controversy, Marylebone Cricket Club explains the rule

Big Bash League

An exciting edition of the Big Bash League is currently going on in Australia. A total of 8 teams are competing to be Australia’s best in the T20 format. Meanwhile, a recent fielding effort from Brisbane Heats’ Michael Neser has sparked major controversy about the cricket law and rules.


Big Bash League (BBL) is one of the biggest T20 cricket league in the world after India’s the Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL is the most successful and most famous T20 league in the world.

Players from all-around the world takes part in the competition. Meanwhile, in a recent match between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers, a brilliant bit of fielding work from Brisbane’s Michael Neser has sparked major controversy.

During Sixers’ inning, Neser took a brilliant on the boundary ropes to dismiss Sixers’ batter. He took the catch inside the boundary line, but he went outside the boundary rope after taking the catch. He did throw the ball in air.

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After going outside the boundary rope, he jumped on air and took the catch, but once again threw the ball on air as he was far away from the boundary rope. Again, he went inside the boundary rope and then took the catch again.

Meanwhile, the batter was given out for the catch, however the fans were not happy with what they saw. And now, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the rule maker of the game, has commented on the following incident and has explained why it was out.

They tweeted a commentary part of Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell who was explaining the rules. But the Marylebone Cricket Club went on to explain that the catch has to be at first taken inside the boundary line and that the fielder can’t be touching the ball and ground beyond the boundary line at the same.

Glenn Maxwell also explained in his commentary that the fielder can juggle the ball as many times he want outside the boundary line as long as he isn’t touching the ground and the ball at the same time.

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