Vikash Sharma

With the excitement building up ahead of the semi-finals of ongoing World Cup matches, fans are looking forward for some good game of cricket on field. However, the match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Monday left the cricket fans guessing after Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews was given out in a bizarre turn of events at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Mathews was forced to walk back before facing a single ball after he was timed out. He has now become the first player to be timed out in international cricket. The incident occurred during the 25th over of the Sri Lanka innings today.

The Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews had made a late entry to the World Cup as a replacement player. He was left shocked after Bangladesh side appealed when he took time to sort an issue with his helmet. Mathews took time to walk in, and subsequently was seen struggling with his helmet as the strap broke.

Then the Shakib Al Hasan side appealed to umpire and subsequently Mathews was given timed out. Shakib Al Hasan was brutally slammed and accused of showing very bad sportsmanship during the World Cup match.



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.