With the Technology advancing more and more, there is another essential complex where the man himself sets his desire to reach the peak. The sports have been improved with the skills involved by players excelling day by day. Talking about the cricket, the game has influenced the people over the past 4 decades. The first cricket match was broadcasted through radio However there are some essential features offered to the people like live broadcasting, game analysis, Digital Review System (DRS), speed guns & Hawkeye in order to get Clear-cut results. Here are some tech that we have picked which is important
Snickometer also known as Snicko which works on the principle of ambient noise and applicable signal. The snickometer requires an ultra slow motion camera and a sensitive microphone. It helps the to find whether the ball has been in contact with the bat thus it is being indicated with the graph. There may variations in the snickometer when the bat hits the ball or the legpad of the batsmen.
LED Bails & stumps
The LED Bails used in the T20s and ODIs is the costliest bails in the cricket game. With the wooden bails and stumps it is difficult to decision for umpires in the evening and night plays. The LED bails and stumps have inbuilt sensor and cameras for the balls coming at even 1/5000 of second. The bails has even a microprocessor where it detects the wickets when the spigot is dislodged from the stump grooves.
The Spidercam which helps the broadcasters and umpires for a wilder field of view. It has been a game changer for almost a decade covering the field over nook and corners. It is suspended with tangle wires & pulleys which can be maneuvered pointing the bird’s eye view on the subject. The Spidercams is operated with consoles from one end of the corner either vertically or horizontally. The cams weighs over 25 kilos and can travel upto 36 kph however matching the speed of the players in the field.
Finding the probability where the ball hitting the cameras is no wonder, according to Cricbuzz India were touring Australia again, Virat Kohli’s delicious uppercut smacked into the system, and robbed the Indian of four runs, and some early impetus; Speaking about the Kohli incident, India captain M.S.Dhoni had said that he was ‘not a fan of anything that interferes with the game’, while Steven Smith called the system his ‘team’s best fielder for saving four runs’.
According to Wikipedia, Hawkeye which is to visually to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a profile of its statistically most likely path as a moving image. The Hawkeye is developed by Sony in UK by Paul Hawkins. The six or more cameras which are kept in the stadiums triangulate and combine to create a three dimensional of the ball’s trajectory.
The Hawkeye is so perfect it can even track the balls spin, swing and bounce. The LBW decisions are even projected by Hawkeye so that the third umpire can determine the decisions that have been referred.
The Hot Spot is an infrared cameras which helps the viewers on TV & umpires whether the batsmen has nicked the ball. Using a subtraction technique a series of black-and-white negative frames is generated into a computer, precisely localizing the ball’s point of contact. However it is used in various fields like Military and fighter jets. In the cricket fields where the ball just took a scrape of the bat or the legpad creating a friction. The temperature difference occurs when the object has frequently took a scratch of another. The technology was first used during the first Test match of the 2006-07 Ashes at the Gabba, on 23 November 2006.
The Bowling machine is for the batsmen practicing his skills through the repitation of the balls at various speed and spins making the players for a repeated practice. The Motors used in the bowling machines are powered by car battery working with two heavy wheels. A controller allows variation of the speed of each wheel, allowing the machine to be slowed down for less experienced batsmen, or when the motors are not running at the same speed, swing or spin bowling can be simulated. These machines both support cricket match balls and even a normal tennis balls.
Some of the cameras equipped in the cricket fields are Ultra motion cameras exclusively for the International matches.These ultra motion cameras can capture unto 4000 frames per seconds & absolutely can shoot the cricket balls without losing focus. The third umpire replays the ultra motion cameras for the catches, no balls, run outs & boundaries in replaying the clips again and again for the decision to be taken.