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‘SHAMEFUL’: Netizens scream at Shakib as Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews becomes first player to be ‘timed out’

Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews becomes the first player in history to be given out on 'timed out' in an ongoing match against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews reacts after he was timed out during the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international (ODI) match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on November 6, 2023. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP) (AFP)Premium
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews reacts after he was timed out during the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international (ODI) match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on November 6, 2023. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP) (AFP)

In the ongoing match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Sri Lankan player Angelo Mathews was given out by the umpires for walking late to the crease.

As per the commentators, this is the first time in International Men’s Cricket that a player has been timed out.

The incident occurred when Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Sadeera Samarawickrama in the 25th over and Angelo Mathews was coming on the crease as the next batter.

But not impressed with his helmet, Mathews took a little time and entered the crease. However, by that time, Shakib appealed for TIMED OUT, and umpire, after much discussion, announced be sent back to the pavilion.

ALSO READ: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Live Score Updates

Though this is one of the strangest and rarest dismissals in cricket, it is legal.

What ICC rule says:

“After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter, the incoming batter must, unless Time has been called, be ready to receive the ball or for the other batter to be ready to receive the next ball within 2 minutes of the dismissal or retirement. If this requirement is not met, the incoming batter will be out, Timed out," Sportstar quoted the World Cup playing conditions.

What MCC rule says?

“After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter, the incoming batter must, unless Time has been called, be ready to receive the ball, or for the other batter to be ready to receive the next ball within 3 minutes of the dismissal or retirement. If this requirement is not met, the incoming batter will be out, Timed out," according to rule by MCC.

However, as per the rule 40.1.2, In the event of an extended delay in which no batter comes to the wicket, the umpires shall adopt the procedure of Law 16.3 (Umpires awarding a match). For the purposes of that Law the start of the action shall be taken as the expiry of the 3 minutes referred to above.

Reactions:

With the scene raising eyebrows and started a debate among the cricket fans, few took to Twitter and referred poor sportsmanship by Bangladesh.

Australian cricket player Usman Khawaja took to X and wrote, “Angelo made his crease then his helmet strap broke. How is that timed out? I'm all for timed out if he doesn't make his crease but this is ridic. No different then a batsman getting to the crease then taking 3 minutes to face up 🤦🏽‍♂️#cricketworldcup"

One netizen Rizwan Ali took to X and wrote, “Only Shakib Al Hasan can think about going for such type of appeal in a ‘gentleman’s game.’ #SLvBD #AngeloMathews"

While another netizen Pravin Choudhari called ;SHAMEFUL Act by Shakib!'. He wrote, “SHAMEFUL Act by Shakib! Angelo Mathews was tightening the HELMET and the strip broke, So SHAKIB appealed for TIMED OUT. UMPIRE Erasmus confirmed the appeal with Shakib and eventually Matthews got OUT. Shakib should understand this wasn't intentional by Angelo! #BANvsSL #SLvsBAN"

Andy Zaltzman wrote, “What makes the Angelo Mathews timed out dismissal so absurd is that if he had faced one ball, then his chinstrap had broken, no-one would have batted even half an eyelid about him taking a minute or two to fix/replace it before the next ball. A ridiculous dismissal."

Dunara K also wrote, “Angelo Mathews becomes the first cricketer in history to be given out on 'timed out'. Shakeeb refused to take his appeal back. Shame on Shakeeb Al Hasan. Against the spirit of the game?"

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh:

Earlier in the day, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first in their World Cup match against Sri lanka which is being played amid severe pollution levels in the national capital. Sri Lanka while batting first were all out at 279 runs and now Bangladesh openers Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das are on crease. Bangladesh have scored 10/0 in first over, while chasing 280 runs.

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Published: 06 Nov 2023, 04:15 PM IST
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