Revolutionary technology in Cricket to be launched soon
The use of the latest available technology in Cricket is not a new thing considering the assistance it provides in getting the game improved. The introduction of the famous hot-spot technology and Hawk-Eye ball tracking system are the few examples of how cricket has been revolutionized by adding a touch of technology to it. With the ever-altering style of playing cricket it is also necessary to make positive changes in the use of technology in Cricket so both the teams and fans could get the best of results. On the other hand the use of latest technology in Cricket has helped the umpires to share their burden of fair decision making. The infamous DRS method most probably was intended by International Cricket Council to help batsmen get their selves satisfied by the referee’s decision however somehow it has also been raising questions about the level of its authenticity.
Paul Hawkins, the man who invented the famous Hawk-Eye system being used in lbw decisions has now come up with yet another technology to detect even the finest of edges in Cricket. Hawkins who is a former county player and a missile guidance expert is set to launch before the world the latest miracle of his efforts to be used in cricket in future. His latest technology comes up with a bat sensor accompanied with a smartphone app. The on-field umpires will have to attach the smartphones to their jackets to film each ball so that instant replays and ball trajectories can be replayed and monitored. The tiny sensor can easily be fixed to the bat for the phone to film and monitor the ball by the on field umpire.
Interestingly the motive behind the latest invention of Paul Hawkins also has a great story. The inventor had been watching a cricket match where a batsman held his ground despite getting a healthy nick which was not picked up by the umpire. The incident led Hawkins to come up with his latest invention that could revolutionize the way technology in Cricket has been used previously.
“Batsmen have always not walked, but what really got me was that after the inevitable bout of sledging from the fielders, the batsman said, ‘I know I nicked it and you know I did, but so what, it wasn’t given’.” Hawkins told The Times UK. “More and more batsmen try and get away with it. We got him out soon afterwards, but it ruined my day.”
“We experimented in the nets and found that even the finest edge, a “feather” that the bowler didn’t hear, is detected,” explained the scientist.