The ICC’s enjoying situations stipulate that the brand new batter should be “able to obtain the ball” inside two minutes of a dismissal. The helmet strap broke about one minute and 55 seconds after Samarawickrama’s catch was accomplished.
Mathews additionally mentioned the umpires had admitted to Sri Lanka’s teaching workers that they’d erred in not checking how a lot time had elapsed between Samarawickrama’s dismissal and the strap breaking, and mentioned that frequent sense had not been utilized, significantly because the helmet was an essential piece of security gear.
He, nevertheless, directed the best ire at Shakib and Bangladesh.
“It was clearly disgraceful from Shakib and Bangladesh,” Mathews mentioned. “In the event that they wish to take wickets like that and stoop all the way down to that degree, there’s one thing unsuitable, drastically.
“It’s extremely disappointing [the] approach that Bangladesh performed. If it was mankading or obstructing the sphere, there is not any subject. Inside two minutes I used to be on the crease and it was once I was on the crease that my helmet [strap] broke. The umpires noticed this. I nonetheless had 5 seconds left. After I confirmed my helmet, the umpires mentioned [Bangladesh] had appealed. So I requested the place frequent sense was as a result of my two minutes hadn’t handed.
“Sadly [the strap breaking] occurred in opposition to Bangladesh. I do not assume some other group would try this, as a result of it was black and white. It was gear malfunction”
“I’ve received no phrases to clarify it. In my 15 years of enjoying, I’ve by no means seen a group or a participant stoop so low.
“Sadly [the strap breaking] occurred in opposition to Bangladesh. I do not assume some other group would try this, as a result of it was black and white. It was gear malfunction. It was a security subject as nicely. We all know that with no helmet I am unable to face the bowling.”
“As much as as we speak, I had utmost respect for him and the Bangladesh group,” he mentioned. “You all play to win. If it is inside the guidelines, it is clearly high quality. However in my incident as we speak, inside two minutes I used to be clearly there. We’ve video proof and we’ll put out an announcement in a while. I am not simply coming and saying issues right here. I am speaking with proof. From the time the catch was taken to the time I walked into the crease I nonetheless had 5 seconds after breaking my helmet.”