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Mathews ‘Timed Out’ for first time in international cricket

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Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews was dismissed in a controversial manner in the 2023 ICC World Cup match against Bangladesh.

The 2023 World Cup playing conditions state a new batter needs to be ready to face their first ball within two minutes of arriving.

He did not face a ball within the stipulated time and Bangladesh appealed for him to be given out. The former Sri Lankan captain tried to explain some to the umpires but to no avail.

As per the rules, a new batsman has to be ready to face the ball within three minutes. Mathews was out on the field but there was some issue with his helmet. The star all-rounder wasn’t ready to bat due to the issue with his gear.

Bangladesh decided to appeal against Mathews and the umpire had no option but to adjudge him out. The on-field umpires can only give a batsman out if the opposition players appeal. Mathews would have stayed in the middle had Bangladesh decided to withdraw the appeal. He is the first player to be given Timed Out in international cricket.

It has happened only six times before in any format, all in first-class cricket.

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LPL terminates Dambulla Thunders franchise with immediate effect

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The Lanka Premier League (LPL) announces the termination of the Dambulla Thunders franchise, effective immediately. 

This decision follows recent developments concerning the franchise’s ownership and the legal issues faced by Tamim Rahman, Founder of Imperial Sports Group.
While the specifics of the charges against Mr. Rahman remain unclear, the integrity and smooth functioning of the Lanka Premier League are of utmost importance. This termination aims to uphold the values and reputation of the LPL, ensuring that all participants adhere to the highest standards of conduct and sportsmanship.

The LPL management is working diligently to address the consequences of this termination and to ensure minimal disruption to the upcoming season.

The LPL remains committed to delivering an exciting and competitive tournament and will take all necessary steps to maintain the league’s integrity and success.

“We are committed to the highest standards of transparency and professionalism and will continue to support all our teams, players, and fans during this transition.” LPL rights holder IPG group chairman Anil Mohan said.

(srilankacricket.lk)

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Dambulla Thunders team owner remanded (Update)

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The owner of Lanka Premier League (LPL) Franchise, Dambulla Thunders, Tamim Rahman has been remanded after being arrested at the Katunayake Airport today.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has remanded the British citizen of Bangladesh origin, until May 31.


(Previous News on 22nd May, 2024 at 04:48pm)

Dambulla Thunders team owner arrested

A Bangladeshi national with British citizenship, who is also a team owner of the Dambulla Thunders in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), was arrested today at Bandaranaike International Airport.

The arrest was made by the Special Investigation Unit for the Prevention of Offenses Relating to Sports at the Sports Ministry, over allegations of match-fixing.

However, the exact charges against the LPL team owner are not yet clear whether it’s related to LPL or any other tournament.

The International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption team was present at the Lanka Premier League auction held in Colombo yesterday.

The arrested LPL team owner is expected to be produced before a magistrate’s court today.

(NewsWire)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by NewsWire has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Matheesh becomes most expensive player in LPL history

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The player auction of the Lanka Premier League 2024 commenced at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo earlier today (May 21).

Out of the 420 players, 154 are Sri Lankans, while the remaining players are overseas.

Sri Lanka pacer Matheesha Pathirana became the most expensive player in the LPL history as the player was sold for a whopping USD 120,000 in the auction.

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