ICC World Cup 2023: With the rapid advancement in technology in the modern times. It is increasingly deployed in various sectors to assist and boost the overall productivity. If we talk about cricket, technology has played an important role in asissting umpires in making infomed and right decisions. If you are curious to know how umpires verify his decisions in the cricket with the help of various technologies, check out all of them below.
Decision Review System
Decision Review System plays an important role in determining if it is out or not. Umpires use DRS When they are not confident about the accuracy of their decision. DRS is used basically to review the unsure decisions with the help of ball tracking and replays.
Snickometer is basically an audio based technology in which a bunch of microphones are placed in the ground to get the accurate sound of a cricket ball hitting the bat. Snickometer is specifically used to determine if a batsman has edged the ball. This technology also gives umpires a visual presentation of the soundwaves to help him getting accurate in his decisions.
Hawk Eye is an advanced ball tracking technology that uses several cameras placed in the ground to track the ball in flight in real time. Hawk Eye is specifically used to make sure if a ball has crossed the boundaries or if it had hitted the wickets. This advanced technology gives a feedaback to the umpires instantly which significantly helps him to make an accurate decision.
Ultramotion is a high speed camera tech that is used to captures the slow motion replays of the key moments. It captures the action replay at upto 1000 frames per second which provide a clear and detailed replays of the catches, LBWs, runouts and other close calls to the umpire, so that he can make an accurate decision.
Hot Spot is basically an imaging technology which uses infrared camera to detect the heat signs on equipments or clothing of a player. It is specifically used to make sure that ball’s hitting area such as bat, gloves or bat. Hot Spot technology shows heat signatures to the umpire which helps him to make right decisions.