Umpiring In BBL Criticised Over Marcus Stoinis Decision, Star Responds

Umpiring In BBL Criticised Over Marcus Stoinis Decision, Star Responds

Melbourne Stars’ Marcus Stoinis was not timed out by the on-field umpires.© Twitter

Melbourne Stars defeated Adelaide Strikers by 8 runs in their previous Big Bash League match on Saturday. Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis played a key role in his side’s victory as he played a blistering knock of 74 runs off 35 balls and guided the Stars to 186/7. In reply, the Strikers were restricted at 178/5 despite Adam Hose’s half-century. However, the match also had a controversial moment when the umpires allowed Stoinis to bat even after he was timed out.

According to the new rules of the tournament, a batter gets timed out if he fails to make it to the crease within 75 seconds of a dismissal. Strikers batter Adam Hose called-out the umpires for ignoring their appeals.

“He’s (Stoinis) a top-class player, but to be honest I was at cover for his first ball and I’m pretty certain he timed out. (He had) 75 seconds and he wasn’t ready. So, there was a bit of confusion there with the umpires. We were all appealing … I’m not quite sure what happened there. I’m pretty certain his time was up,” Hose was quoted as saying in a report on

Responding to the remarks made by Hose, Stoinis gave a strong reply and stated that he wouldn’t have appealed if he would have been on the other side.

“I checked centre (stump), got there, and was standing off because I saw the field moving. But I actually didn’t even know that I had to stand there regardless. There were a few times there where the fielders were moving when we were taking guard and we were ready. My understanding was that while the field is moving … I’m not going to stand there until I can see (what the final fielding set-up looks like),” stated Stoinis.

“Apparently, you have to be facing up. There was a dead ball with Hilts (Hilton Cartwright), they appealed for that, but the field was moving so it ended up being a dead ball,” he added.

Melbourne Stars will now be facing Melbourne Renegades in their BBL clash on Tuesday while Adelaide Strikers will be going up against Hobart Hurricanes on Monday.

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