Have you ever wondered that there can be some weird reasons for which sports matches were stopped? It is a common practice to keep the match in the middle due to rains, but at times the reasons can be extremely funny and weird at the same time. These reasons can be as weird as the presence of a wild rat on the field or due to the missing keys of a cupboard.
Let’s find in details the weird reasons for which sports matches were stopped:
Match stopped due to the lightning of the Sun:
- In the first match of the five-match series played between India and New Zealand in January 2019, the match was stopped due to Sun’s bright light during the Indian innings in Napier.
- In 1995, in the test match played between England and the West Indies, the match was stopped due to too much light. The umpire Dicky Bird took the decision to stop the match by seeing the Sun’s brightness in the batting field.
The car reached out to pitch in the field:
- During a Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and UP, a car was reached in the pitch of the ground, due to which the match had to be stopped for a long time.
Lunch was delayed:
- The match between South Africa and Bangladesh was stopped for ten minutes between the second test match, as Bangladesh was delayed serving the lunch.
Due to a wild rat:
- The county match played in Gloucester in 1957 was stopped due to a wild rat, because it was running on the pitch.
Due to Snake:
- In 2009, during the under-17 match at Blacktown near Sydney, a snake entered the field. The match was halted for 20 minutes.
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- In 2007, in Lancashire and Kent, the match was stopped by a fire alarm. The interesting thing was that this fire alarm was ringing due to the burning of the gravy in the kitchen.
- When there rang a fire alarm in Allen Border Field in Brisbane, in 2017-18, New South Wales did not bat for 30 minutes.
Doodlebugs enter the ground:
- The match was interrupted by the Army and the Royal Air Force on the grounds of the Loder’s in 1944 because the doodlebugs (a kind of bomb) entered the field and the players had to lie down to save their lives.
- A match stopped due to the solar eclipse in 1980. On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the BCCI, a test match was conducted between India and England in Mumbai.
- For one day the match was kept because solar eclipse was falling on this day.
The wardrobe’s key was lost:
- The third day of the test match between India and England in Delhi in the year 1981-82 started with a delay because umpire lost the key of the cupboard in which the balls were kept.
So, next time you watch cricket and if the match stops due to any reason focus on the reason for which match has been stopped, you’ll surely find some weird reasons behind it.