Camera being used by BCCI to spot no-balls: Details here
The BCCI is working hard to ensure that on-field umpires have the help of technology when it comes to calling front foot no-balls. This will be in practice for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. The usage was started during the second Test between India and Bangladesh last week. It will now continue in the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies.
Cameras to pick no-balls to help on-field umpires
The BCCI is testing the technology of getting run out cameras to pick no-balls so that umpires do not miss the landing of the bowler's foot. This is an area which has faced heavy criticism. The first Test between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane came under the scanner as 21 no-balls were missed in the first two sessions of the second day.
Yes, it is a work in progress: BCCI joint secretary
Speaking to IANS, BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George said it is all about innovation and that the new regime will keep no stone unturned to embrace technology. "Yes, it is a work in progress. IPL has always stood for innovation. Our endeavour is to make sure that every season of the IPL sees new technology come in and helps in progress of the game."
Massive testing is being done, confirms BCCI
Meanwhile, George added that massive testing is being done. "In the past, we have seen that the front foot no-ball is a grey area and I am of the view that technology which can help in detecting front foot no-balls can be put to use. Massive testing is being done and will continue in the West Indies series as well," he explained.
Key info about the cameras
The cameras used for checking run outs by the television umpire are the ones that are being used for the no-ball process. It will click 300 frames per second. Meanwhile, the frame can be zoomed into as per the wish of the operator.
Data collected through the Windies series will be discussed
Also, the data collected through the Windies series, starting December 6, will be taken up for discussion by the board officials and the IPL GC members. "Along with my colleagues, we want to take a second look at the whole process after the data is collected and then move forward with the idea," George said.
ICC confirmed TV umpire no-ball trials will start soon
Recently, the ICC had come up with a plan that third umpires will be checking front foot no-balls in cricket. The ICC is going to conduct some trials where the third umpire is going to call no-balls. The upcoming India-West Indies limited-overs series will see the usage of this trial. An ICC spokesperson had told Hindustan Times, that India-WI series will see its usage.
IPL 12 season had a major controversy regarding no-ball
In the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a major no-ball controversy erupted during when on-field umpire S Ravi failed to spot Lasith Malinga's front foot no-ball. Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli was livid after his side lost against Mumbai Indians. This month, the IPL Governing Council decided that 'front foot no-ball' calls will not be made by on-field umpires.