Angelo Mathews Timed out; Why Was Sourav Ganguly Not Timed Out Even When He Came Out To Bat Once After 6 Minutes?

Angelo Mathews became the first Batsman to be dismiss timed out in international cricket. As per law after the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter, the incoming batter must, unless time has called. Be ready to receive the ball or for the other batter to get ready to receive the next ball within 2 minutes of the dismissal or retirement. If it is a requirement or not met, then the incoming better will be out or time out. 

The time out as a method of dismissal was add to the law of the 1980 code. In 2000 code was revised in 3 minutes, though the playing conditions that are present in the World Cup give in the incoming batsman in 2 minutes. The first print laws of Cricket, in 1775, require the umpires to allow “two minutes for each man to come in when one will get out”. 

Angelo Mathews’s helmet does him out

The veteran Sri Lankan Batsman Angelo Mathews came for the wicket at the fall of Sadeera Samarawickrama’s wicket in the 25th over. Which had reached the middle within the stipulated for two minutes. And was not ready to take strike as he kept fiddling with his helmet that have a strap loose. The Bangladesh player that had appealed and the umpire Marais Erasmus gave Mathews out. Mathews tried to argue that his case for a while saying there was some problem with his helmet but that did not work. The former Sri Lanka Captain Angelo Mathews walked off in a huff, without facing a ball. And then he threw his helmet at the advertisement hoarding once he crossed the boundary line. 

Old events that happened before 2000

South Africa’s Andrew Jordan was declare time out retrospectively nearly 15 years after the event. In a 1987 domestic game, Eastern Province Jordan was unbeaten overnight against Transval in Port Elizabeth. But he couldn’t come to the ground the next day in time because of the streets. That were waterlogg after heavy rains. He was declare as time out. The game was organize by South Africans that was board for non-white players during the apartheid era. In the early 2000s, it was completely recognize as a first-class game after the apartheid policy for getting abolish. And then Jordan was completely record as time out.

The first man for getting time out

Before Jordan’s introduction to the list, Tripura Hemulal Yadav is the first record batsman time out in 1997. As per news reports, it seems like he was busy chatting, beyond the boundary. When the ninth wicket had fallen, Yadav was just beyond the boundary, and the umpires called drinks. Yadav continued to talk with the team manager. Not sure that the interesting conversation about, him was about budge nor did the manager nudge him. When the Orrisa players appeal, Debasis Mohanty was playing the game and incidentally the umpire rule Yadav Time out. 

Sachin Tendulkar prevented, Laxman in the bath and Ganguly in the soup

Even Steve Waugh Ganguly doesn’t arrive on time. In India’s second innings, it tried to set South Africa a target in 2007 in Cape Town. Ganguly suddenly found that he had to bat. The openers had fallen by the second ball of the second over but the regular no.4. Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t allow to bat by the umpires due to time. He had spent off in the field the previous evening on day three when South Africa was batting. When Wasim Jaffer fell at 10.43 am, the fourth umpire Murray brown inform that Tendulkar couldn’t bat till 10.48 am. 

“We don’t remind players each morning that they can be out LBW or caught or bowled,” the on-field umpire Daryl Harper. He said,” Players must be responsible for knowing all the conditions”. The next man slot in the batting order was VVS Laxman, but he was present in the shower at that time. Ganguly tried his best to quickly change from his tracksuit to batting gear but a lot of time elapsed. Harper explain the situation to South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith, he generously allow Ganguly to join Rahul Dravid. Ganguly become second-highest Indian scorer but India was shot out for 169. South Africa will win the complete match. These were some problems that our Indian player have also faced in their cricket life as well.