New Delhi. Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka in the World Cup match held in Delhi on Monday. In this match, Sri Lankan player Angelo Mathews was given out for not playing the ball for a stipulated time after coming on the field. Bangladesh captain Shakib Ul Hasan had appealed to the umpire against Angelo Mathews. After this the umpire gave Angelo Mathews out as per the rules. Mathews made a lot of arguments to the umpire, but the umpire remained adamant on the rules and Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews had to leave the field without playing a single ball. After the match, Bangladesh captain Shakib Ul Hasan presented his side in front of the media in this matter. He also described the time out appeal against Angelo Mathews as part of the war. At the same time, Angelo Mathews got angry at Shakib’s appeal and said that he has never seen anyone stooping so low till now. You can read and see what both the players said in this news.
Shakib Ul Hasan said that a player from his Bangladesh team came and said that if time out was appealed, Angelo Mathews would be given out. I appealed to the umpire. Then the umpire asked if I was seriously appealing this matter, to which I said yes. Shakib said that this is in the rules. I don’t know whether it is right or wrong, but I know that I am fighting a war and I did what I had to do. Shakib said that there will be a lot of discussions in this matter. Shakib also said that time out would help Bangladesh. Shakib is also right, because there was a lot of discussion on Angelo Mathews’ time out on social media and most of the users strongly criticized Shakib and Bangladesh team for this appeal. Many users said that this decision of Bangladesh captain Shakib is against the spirit of the game. Angelo Mathews has also given his reaction on Shakib’s move. Hear what Shakib and Angelo Mathews said.
What happened was that when Sri Lanka was batting against Bangladesh team, Sadira Samarawickrama was out in the 25th over. In his place, Angelo Mathews came into the field for Sri Lanka. When Mathews reached the pitch, he saw that his helmet was damaged. He signaled the Sri Lankan players in the pavilion to bring another helmet. By the time the second helmet arrived, there was a delay due to ICC time out rules and Shakib appealed to the umpire. Angelo Mathews made a lot of arguments in his favor, but the umpire did not listen to him and Angelo Mathews was out and had to leave the field. According to ICC’s time out rules, any player has to play the first ball within 2 minutes of entering the field. Failure to do so will result in the opposition team being declared out if they appeal. Angelo Mathews became the victim of this ICC rule. He is the first cricketer in the world to be out under this rule.