Cricket : Angelo Mathews Given Out without Facing a Ball in SL Vs BAN Match – Know Here Why

Mathews walked in to bat after Shakib dismissed Sadeera Samarawickrama, who made a 42-ball 41.

 

“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 3 minutes of the dismissal or retirement. If this requirement is not met, the incoming batter will be out, Timed out,” states the MCC rulebook.

 

However, the ODI World Cup 2023 Playing Conditions pin the time at two minutes. “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,” the statement says.

 

A batter has been timed out only six times before in any format, all in first-class cricket.