Controversial ‘Timed-Out’ Dismissal Shakes Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh ODI
In a dramatic twist during the Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh ODI match, Angelo Mathews faced a bizarre ‘timed-out’ dismissal. Mathews failed to prepare within the regulated two minutes after taking the field, leading to a controversial decision upheld by the on-field umpire and Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s appeal.
NO HAND SHAKES BETWEEN SRI LANKA AND BANGLADESH PLAYERS AFTER THE MATCH
Angelo Mathews said in the post match conference : It was disgraceful from Shakib Al Hasan and Bangladesh. If they want to play cricket like that, there is something wrong drastically. Just disgraceful. Up to today I had a lot of respect for Shakib, but he lost all. We have video evidence, we will put it out later
Mathews said “This is the lowest an opposition team stooped in my 15 year international career”.
Shakib ul Hasan in post match speech said : One of our fielders came to me and said that if I appealed, he 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. I felt like I was at war. Whatever I had to do, I did it. There will be debates. Today that (the time out) helped, I won’t deny that! . I told Mathews that its unfortunate but i will not withdraw my appeal”
This contentious decision sparked a lengthy discussion among the players, with Mathews reluctantly walking off the field while spectators appeared bewildered by the turn of events.
Throughout Bangladesh’s chase, the teams experienced several heated moments, with Mathews even offering Shakib a playful send-off, pointing at his wrist in reference to time.
The game’s intensity spilled over after Sri Lanka’s 3-wicket defeat, as their players refused to shake hands with the Bangladesh cricket team. The controversy adds a new layer of intrigue to the ODI World Cup.
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