According to a report in Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, the IPL has decided to take a leaf out of the book of Australia’s Big Bash League and will allow players to wear cameras on their helmets while batting.
This move has been taken to ensure a better visual experience for the viewers watching the action at home on their television sets. The cameras will be placed at the peak of the helmet.
The franchises have now asked the IPL for further details so that they could design helmets for their players accordingly. The battery pack and the camera will weigh less than a hundred grams and would be evenly distributed from the front to the back of the helmet.
Good move by the IPL
It certainly is a good move by the IPL, which is trying to move ahead with the times. The Big Bash League is known for its innovations; be a camera on the cap of the umpire or a pool deck installed in the stadium, the IPL could certainly pick up a thing or two from its Australian counterparts. Anything which provides the viewers at home a better experience should immediately be implemented into the game. This move will also help attract new audiences to the game of cricket and if the technology is available, the administrators should not hesitate for a moment to incorporate the technology into the game.