News Daily Digital Desk: Sri Lanka star Angelo Mathews is the first cricketer in the world to be ‘timed out’. In 24.2 overs of Sri Lanka’s innings, Sadira returned with a catch by Samaravikram Mohammadullah. Sri Lanka’s run was 135 for 4.
Angelo Mathews entered the field as a new batsman after the return of Samaravikram. After coming to the crease, he noticed that there was a problem with his helmet strap. Matthews motioned to the dressing room for a new helmet. A little late in getting the new helmet. Bangladeshi cricketers took advantage of the opportunity. Following their appeal, Angelo Mathews was timed out.
What is the matter of timed out? No one has been out like this before. According to Section 40.1.1 of the Laws of Cricket, “The new batsman shall be ready to face the next ball within 3 minutes after the fall of the wicket or the retirement of the batsman. If this condition is not met, the new batsman will be out. That out is known as timed out.”
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But according to the ICC playing conditions in the World Cup, the batsman has to be ready to face the next ball within 2 minutes, not 3 minutes. Matthews couldn’t get ready in time to change his helmet. As a result, he was ‘timed out’ according to the law. Mathews is seen talking to the umpires in an excited manner. Mathews is seen throwing away the helmet that caused so much controversy.