Cricket Australia will launch a review after a game between the Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers in Geelong was abandoned due to the ‘dangerous’ state of the pitch.
The call was made just six-and-a-half overs into the match after officials declared the wet grass was causing the ball bounce dangerously.
It’s understood that overnight rain got in under the covers, leaving the pitch waterlogged.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 10, 2023
Boos from the crowd didn’t deter officials who made the call to stop the game – the first time it’s ever happened in BBL history.
We tried to get a game of cricket underway, but it wasn't to be 😥
— Perth Scorchers (@ScorchersBBL) December 10, 2023
Cricket Australia released a statement, which included that each team would receive one point, fans would be refunded, and a review would be on its way.
“CA will conduct a thorough review into the extremely frustrating circumstances that have resulted in the game being abandoned and a huge disappointment for fans and players.”