4 Major Technologies in Cricket

Cricket, a bat and ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket ground, in the center of a rectangular field 22 meters long with a target called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps topped with two bails) at each end, which started in England in the 16th century also know as the gentlemen’s game was once played with mutual respect between players is now ruled by technology for a more intense and accurate results.


Hawk-Eye was developed in the United Kingdom by Paul Hawkins. The system was originally implemented in 2001 for television purposes in cricket. The system works via six (sometimes seven) high-performance cameras, normally positioned on the underside of the stadium roof, which track the ball from different angles. The video from the six cameras is then triangulated and combined to create a three-dimensional representation of the ball’s trajectory. Hawk-Eye is not infallible and accurate to within 5 millimeters (0.19 inch) but now its trusted as an impartial second opinion in sports and it even corrects an umpire’s decision.


Invented by Allan Plaskett, the Snickometer is used to detect the edges of the bat using a microphone placed near the stumps. Commonly called Snicko, the technology uses the difference between the sound frequencies of the ball that hits different surfaces. For example, a woody sound has a frequency different from that of the ball that hits the glove. It’s intelligent to detect the different sounds.

Hot Spot

Another ball-tracking technology used on television depends on infrared cameras that detect the heat signal from the impact of the ball. For example, wherever the ball hits the batsman, the heat mark of that particular point changes, creating a hot spot. It is particularly useful for judging weak edges and for closing LBW bat-cries. It is widely appreciated by players for its accuracy but is not part of ICC’s UDRS because of its costly implementation and sensitive equipment.

Speed Gun

It is a small Doppler radar unit used to detect the speed of moving objects, It is commonly used to determine bowling speeds in cricket transmission.it will the speed the ball travels after the ball is released for the hand of the baller.

The major technologies which decide the history of a payer in the world of cricket let’s hope that the technology provided helps to make cricket more intersting and genuine.

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