London, May 8: It's IPL time in India and sixes are raining at the moment. But in England, a cricket team has been forced to put an ban on sixes!
Yes. Believe it or not, if you hit a six in England, you get no runs!
According to a report in "Daily Mail", a village cricket team has banned sixes after an angry neighbour threatened to take the club to court over balls landing in her garden.
"Diana Attenborough, 69, complained that it was dangerous if the heavy cricket balls fell within the grounds of her detached home which lies at the end of the club's grounds," the newspaper reported.
Britwell Salome Cricket Club in Oxfordshire has banned sixes and is spending 4,000 Pounds on installing a 50 feet high net, the report said.
The club has introduced a 'local rule' which now says a six hit is zero score.
"The club, which has around 30 members with games being played between May and September, is now enforcing a ‘local rule' after consulting the Oxfordshire Cricket Association. The new rule means that if a player hits a six, no runs will be allowed to be scored," it added.
Team's captain Ross Joyner, 30, said: "Cricket is a way for many people to keep fit and socialise, its a shame how one person can ruin that for the others. There seems to be a lot of health and safety cases being taken to the extreme across the board and its a bit worrying if that continues in this way."