The question is can cricketers leave the field to go to the washroom? Maybe the answer is no, as players are not allowed to leave or enter the field without the officials’ permission. But, in cricket history, there are few examples where cricketers left the field to go to the washroom. While there is no explicit ruling on toilet breaks either by ICC or the BCCI, the MCC (Marleybone Cricket Club) law states: “A substitute fielder shall not be allowed for comfort breaks, or for when a fielder leaves the field to go to the toilet.”
Here we see five cricketers who left the field for a nature call.
When Cricketers Left The Ground Due To Nature’s Call
In a bilateral series match against Bangladesh, captain MS Dhoni left the ground and went to the washroom. In the 44th over of the Bangladesh batting innings, Dhoni was seen going off the field for an over, deputizing Test captain Virat Kohli to stand behind the stumps in his absence. Kohli collected the fifth ball of the over which just missed the outside edge of Mashrafe Mortaza.
Shakib al Hasan was dismissed in that over as well, caught at backward point by Ravindra Jadeja. Dhoni returned to his post in the 45th over, and Kohli happily returned to his fielding position.