During Sri Lanka’s Global Championship group match against Bangladesh in the capital of India, Ceylon’s cricketer, Angelo Mathews, encountered an unparalleled occurrence in the global gentleman’s game. His headgear failed as he was preparing to confront cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, resulting in a holdup in his arrangements. In spite of his endeavors to settle the issue quickly, the short deadline for initiating play expired, leading to his exclusion as per the International Cricket Council’s game regulations.
Following Mathews’ appeal for a substitution headgear, cricketer Chamika Karunaratne promptly provided him with a new one. Nevertheless, the holdup in this procedure led to his ejection, even though the former batsman had been out for more than a couple of minutes. Even though Mathews initially appeared to challenge the verdict, a sequence of conversations with the referees and a comforting motion from Shakib could not change the result.
This surprise change in circumstances left Ceylon’s squad facing difficulty at 135 for 5. However, cricketer Charith Asalanka’s noteworthy hundred assisted the squad in mounting a comeback, eventually achieving an overall score of 279. The event contributed another element of suspense to an already severe competition between the two squads.