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Timed out

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
 
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This is a very rare mode of dismissal in the game of cricket. Upon dismissal of a batsman, the following batsman is expected to get on to the field of play within three minutes of the exit of the previous batsman from it.

In the event of the incoming batsman failing to get onto the field of play within the stipulated time then the opposing captain is within his rights to appeal for a 'time out'. Normally, a little bit of leeway is granted by any opposing captain; as claiming for time out is not considered to be a sporting gesture.

However, if it really gets out of hand then the captain may appeal for a time out. Law 31 of the Laws of Cricket, 2000 Code deals with this aspect of a batsman getting out.

Note: The bowler does not get the credit for the wicket.

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