First batsman to be timed out in the history of international cricket

The 38th match of the World Cup 2023 is being played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, in which Angelo Mathews was declared time out for not facing the next ball on time. This is the first time in the 146-year history of cricket that a batsman had to return to the pavilion after getting out like this.

As soon as Mathews reached the crease after Sadira Samarawickram's dismissal, his helmet was broken and he signaled to bring another helmet from the dressing room, but it took a lot of time. Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan appealed for time out against Mathews and umpire Marais Erasmus declared him out.

Important rules of game:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) had made clear rules regarding time out in the Cricket World Cup 2023. Specifically, section 40.1.1 of the Conditions of Play states: “After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batsman, the approaching batsman must, unless time is called, be ready to receive the ball, Or the other batsman must be ready to receive the next ball within 2 minutes of being out or retiring. If this requirement is not met, the incoming batsman will be out, time out.”

In Matthews' case, he failed to meet the requirement to dress within the stipulated two minutes due to problems with his helmet and a subsequent request for a replacement. As a result, he became the first player to be dismissed through the time out rule in international cricket.

Historical Significance:

Angelo Mathews' time-out during the Cricket World Cup 2023 will undoubtedly be remembered as a unique and unprecedented moment in the history of international cricket. This serves as evidence of the importance of adhering to the rules and regulations of the game, which are designed to maintain the integrity and pace of cricket matches.

2023 Cricket World Cup

The 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup is the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup, a quadrangular One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament played by men's national teams and organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). India is hosting the tournament. It began on 5 October and is scheduled to end on 19 November 2023.

  Last update :  6 November 2023
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