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Technology’s Role in Cricket

India lost to New Zealand in the recently concluded semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. Although the loss was heart-wrenching for the Indian cricket fans as India did not make it to the final, the team gave it their all. But do you know the kind of technologies that are used behind-the-scenes to make the match viewing experience seamless? Let’s have a look.

Competition Management

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Organizers can use technology to draw up seasonal fixtures. It decreases tiredness and travel costs as well. Broadcasters around the globe prefer this technological assistance. It enables to remove the prejudice of home and away match scheduling. Statistics drive cricket and the scorer’s work has become a pleasant exercise. Electronic scoring implies that it is impossible to manipulate the score sheet.

Coaching

From coaching with naked eyes, data-driven and visual training has now been welcomed throughout. Sensors positioned in the bat indicate the ball hitting the center and edges of the bat. Previously, videos were used to analyze coaching. It has now come down to a 10-minute process from VHS tapes that would take 10 hours to view. Ten million children are playing cricket and there are not so many coaches we have. Technology also enables with standardized coaching by sharing the classes through an app.

Viewing

To capture every moment of the match, there are 34 cameras on the field. They have improved the experience of watching the game as supporters get a bird’s eye view of the competition. With access to the banter in the center, the stump bar contributes to the excitement. The experience is exciting, with instant replays that give an insight into the game’s finer points. The spider camera also provides the field placements an intriguing perspective. The second screen option on television enables you to watch two distinct events.

Decision Accuracy in Umpiring

The Hawk-Eye technology helps track the ball. This tech is used by the third umpire and the precise pitch map helps to make a near-perfect choice. The influence point, the ball’s bounce, swing and twist, the ball’s length. With the umpires depending on the technology to come to a conclusion, decision-making has become almost error-free. Camera work from various perspectives enables the ball to be screened for a minute.

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