The 38th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 is being played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first. Here, we are witnessing something that has never happened in the 146 years of cricket history.
Senior Sri Lankan player Angelo Mathews is quite upset with the decision of the umpire and the appeal from a veteran player of this game from Bangladesh. Cricket fans can’t forget this incident, which happened in the 25th over. Bangladeshi captain and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was at the bowling end. He had just taken the wicket of Samarawickrama, who was playing well but got dismissed at 41 in 42 balls.
What Happened in Angelo Mathew’s Case during Sl vs Ban?
The next batsman from Sri Lanka, veteran all-rounder Angelo, took quite a long time walking as he was facing an issue with his helmet, which can be seen in the video clip that instantly went viral on the internet. Angelo Mathews signaled for a new helmet.
By the time the 12th man carried a new helmet, the Bangladeshi captain and players appealed for a ‘timed out’ decision. The umpires agreed to this, and Mathews tried hard to convince umpire Marais Erasmus and Shakib Al Hasan, but they stuck to their decision.
Angelo Mathews became the first player to be dismissed like this, even before playing a single ball in international cricket, whether it’s in men’s or women’s cricket. He looked very upset after this and was seen throwing that helmet in anger.
Cricket fans are upset with the decision
What is ICC’s Timed Out Law?
Earlier, as per the ICC’s timed-out law, the incoming batter needs to be ready to face the ball within three minutes after the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter. If the incoming batter fails to fulfill the requirement, the batter will be dismissed and timed out.
Since September 22, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has changed the rules. Now the ODI and Test batsmen need to take the strike within 2 minutes of dismissal. If the batsman fails to do so, then the fielding captain can appeal for the time out.