Bangladesh Captain Clears Air on Mathews' controversial 'time out' dismissal at the World Cup

The captain of Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan, said he felt like he "was at war" when he decided to approach the umpire, demanding all-rounder Angelo Mathews be 'timed out' for not being ready to face the ball within two minutes of the fall of a wicket in a World Cup match here on Monday.
After being timed out, Mathews was seen having an animated discussion with umpires Marais Erasmus and Richard Illingworth, explaining that he had some issues with the helmet strap. He also approached Shakib, who didn't withdraw his appeal, and the Sri Lankan cricketer was forced to leave the field.
After the match, Shakib said, "I felt like I was at war. Whatever I had to do, I did it. There will be debates. Today the time out helped; I won't deny that!"
He further said, “One of our fielders came to me and said that if I appealed, Mathews would be out. The umpire asked me if I was serious. It's in the laws; I don't know if it's right or wrong.


Nov 7, 2023 3:01 AM