Angelo Mathews became the first cricketer in history to be dismissed by timed-out during Sri Lanka’s World Cup match against Bangladesh on Monday. Mathews was walking in to bat when the strap on his helmet broke. He asked for a new helmet from the dressing room, but the umpires gave him out timed-out before the new helmet arrived.
The timed-out dismissal is a relatively rare occurrence in cricket. It happens when a batsman takes too long to get ready to face a delivery. The umpires have the discretion to give a batsman out timed-out if they believe that he is deliberately delaying the game.
Mathews was understandably unhappy with his dismissal. He felt that he was not given enough time to get ready to bat, and that the umpires should have been more lenient. However, the umpires were following the rules, and Mathews had to accept his dismissal.
The timed-out dismissal has sparked a debate about whether the rule is fair. Some people believe that the rule is too harsh, and that batsmen should be given more time to get ready to bat, especially if they are having problems with their equipment. Others believe that the rule is necessary to prevent batsmen from deliberately delaying the game.
It is likely that the ICC will review the timed-out dismissal rule in the wake of Mathews’ dismissal. It is possible that the rule will be changed to give batsmen more time to get ready to bat, or to make it more difficult for umpires to give batsmen out timed-out.