The Match 49 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 saw a bizarre moment as Brisbane Heat were penalized for five runs after Amelia Kerr caught the ball using a towel. The incident took place on the second ball of the tenth over as Ashleigh Gardner played the ball towards long-on for a single. The fielder collected the ball and threw it towards the non-striker’s end where Kerr collected the ball using a towel. The umpire took notice of the incident and immediately awarded five runs to Brisbane Heat.
Watch the incident here:
Today we learned: Catching a ball with a towel results in a 5-run penalty 😳#WBBLonFanCode #WBBL pic.twitter.com/PgLIvrJRHK
— FanCode (@FanCode) November 21, 2023