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"Why" is such a silly question when it comes to game rules. The answer is "because".
Why can't I used my hands on the ball in soccer? Why do checkers only move diagonally? Why are there 4 quarters in a football game? Why is fighting allowed in hockey but not basketball?
Because. Those are the rules of the game you are playing. The completely arbitrary rules of the game you are playing. Someone, somewhere, decided those are the rules and that's all there is to it. You should not be surprised to find arbitrary rules in games, they are a part of every game we play.
Likewise, you shouldn't be surprised when people wish that some of the arbitrarily lame rules were arbitrarily fun.