The biggest spectacle in cricket is all about to begin in a couple of days in England. The first match of the tournament will be between the host nation England and South Africa.
In the modern era of the game, technology has started playing a crucial role. From cricket to football, from tennis to formula one – technology is being used in each and every sport.
Let us have a look at some of the technologies that will be useful in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.
Spidercam: The spidercam will be used first time in the ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Wikipedia, the Spidercam, “is a system which enables film and television cameras to move both vertically and horizontally over a predetermined area, typically the playing field of a sporting event such as a cricket pitch, football field or a tennis court.” Spidercam, which is attached from a tangle of cables, pulleys and wires from stadium roofs and it helps in offering a bird’s eye view of the action.
Tracker Device: Team India is getting all high tech and will be wearing a high-resolution unit under their vests during the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales, which will be used to monitor their movements on the field and keep track of their workload during the tournament. The equipment is being provided by UK-based company STATSports, which announced the deal after contract signing between them and the BCCI.
DRS: The Umpire Decision Review System is a system used to assist the umpires with their decision-making. On-field umpires can take help from the third umpire after the players’ request. The elements that are used are television replays, a technology that tracks the path of the ball (which is helpful in LBW), microphones that can detect sounds (helps to catch a small nick from the bat or pad).
Hawkeye: Hawk-Eye have been used by host broadcasters at number Test, ODI and Twenty20 matches around the world since 2001 and in 2008 was approved for use by the ICC.
According to Wikipedia, Hawk-Eye is a computer system used in numerous sports to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a profile of its statistically most likely path as a moving image.
Snickometer: A Snickometer is also known as Snicko. This technology is used to graphically analyse sound and video. It helps to show whether there was a fine noise or snick that occurred as the ball passes bat. Snicko is made of a very sensitive microphone located in one of the stumps at keeper end. It is connected to an Oscilloscope that tracks and calculates the frequency, distortions and wavelength of sound waves.
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