Angelo Mathews branded Shakib Al Hasan’s actions “disgraceful” and accused the Bangladesh captain and his staff of bringing the sport into disrepute following the Sri Lanka all-rounder’s contentious dismissal of their Cricket World Cup match on Monday.
Mathews suffered the doubtful honour of changing into the primary participant to be timed out in worldwide cricket after Shakib appealed he was not able to face the primary supply throughout the required two minutes after popping out to bat at No 6 throughout Sri Lanka’s innings, as a result of strap on his helmet being damaged.
The 36-year-old was subsequently given out by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Richard Illingworth, with Sri Lanka occurring to lose to Bangladesh by three wickets in Delhi to finish their hopes of reaching the semi-finals, and Mathews lashed out at Shakib in his post-match press convention.
“I had two minutes to get to the crease and get myself prepared, which I did, and it was an tools malfunction,” Mathews, who remonstrated with the umpires and Shakib earlier than departing the sector, mentioned.
“I do not know the place the frequent sense went as a result of it is clearly disgraceful from Shakib and Bangladesh.
“In the event that they need to play cricket like that and stoop right down to that degree, I believe there’s something fallacious drastically. I nonetheless had, after my helmet broke off, 5 extra seconds to go, and the umpires have additionally mentioned to our coaches they did not see my helmet breaking – I used to be asking for my helmet there.
“I am not speaking about Mankading or obstructing the sector, that is simply pure frequent sense and bringing the sport into disrepute – it is completely disgraceful.”
The MCC’s Legal guidelines of Cricket state a batter should be able to face the primary supply inside three minutes however the ICC taking part in situations for the Cricket World Cup, which supersede the legal guidelines, stipulate that it’s two minutes.
Shakib, who was named participant of the match after hanging 82 from 65 balls to go along with 2-57 in Sri Lanka’s innings as Bangladesh chased down the victory goal of 280 with 53 balls to spare, was unrepentant.
The skipper revealed he determined to enchantment for Mathews to be timed out after being alerted to how lengthy he had taken by one among his Bangladesh team-mates.
“One in every of our fielders got here to me and mentioned that if I appealed, he can be out,” Shakib mentioned. “The umpire requested me if I used to be severe. It is within the legal guidelines, I do not know if it is proper or fallacious.
“I felt like I used to be at struggle – no matter I needed to do, I did it. There will probably be debates; as we speak that [Mathews being timed out] helped, I will not deny that.”
That was not a view shared by Mathews although, who went on so as to add he believed the choice to enchantment lacked frequent sense.
“It’s essential respect individuals who respect us,” Mathews mentioned. “They need to respect the sport itself.
“We’re all ambassadors of this recreation, together with the umpires. So, for those who do not respect and do not use your frequent sense, what extra are you able to ask for?”
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