During an unusual incident in the ongoing Australia vs Pakistan second Test, play on Day 3 faced a temporary halt due to an unexpected delay involving umpire Richard Illingworth getting trapped in a lift. While cricket has encountered various interruptions over the years, ranging from rain disruptions to technical glitches, the scenario of a match official being stuck in a lift was unprecedented. The game experienced a pause of over five minutes after the lunch break on Day 3, as third umpire Richard Illingworth found himself stranded in the lift at the MCG. Broadcasters directed their cameras to his empty seat, highlighting the peculiar moment.
— Andrew Wu (@wutube) December 28, 2023
— Melbourne Cricket Ground (@MCG) December 28, 2023