Technologies That Make Cricket More Interesting

Technologies That Make Cricket More Interesting

Technologies Used In Cricket Games  

2019 is one of the most awaited moments in the cricket fraternity.
Well, watching cricket is without a doubt, But do you know that we are watching cricket due to various techniques started over the years. It is not that there are certain fixed cameras pointing to the field, but there is a set of techniques that are in use during the Cricket match, there is no exemption. There is no doubt that the tournament will be tremendous and that we have become viewers of various camera technologies and techniques, which we have not yet known. Here is a list of all the technologies used in the Cricket tournament which will make the cricket match more enjoyable and exciting.


I’m sure you’ve seen objects like a tangled drone hovering on the ground without any real rotors? SpiderCam has become a traditional type of cinematography because it allows the viewer to see the scene of the bird’s eyes before capturing any location of any description. Although it rides on the field, there is no rotor in it because it is not a drone and is basically heavy at times but it is connected to a deep network of cables and wires that allows it to move vertically and allows to rotate horizontally, to get the best look for you.


Hawkeye is used to analyze and review the leg before the wicket (LBW) decisions.

By tracking the trajectory of balls in flight, Hawkeye tells us where a ball is:
Was pitch
Hit the batsman’s feet
(had it not hit the leg)

An umpire gives a batsman ‘out’, if he believes that the ball was consistent with stumps and went away to hit it, then it was not for the batsman’s pad.
If the bowlers feel that umpires call LBW incorrectly, they can use the referral and ask the third umpire to check the Hawkeye footage again from the stand.
It works by climbing six stages, through a system of high-performance cameras that track the ball from different angles.
Another useful use of Hawkeye is for a statistical TV analysis of the delivery of a bowler – showing line, length, spin or swing.
Did you know Since joining cricket in 2001, Hawkeye Technique has found its way into many other major sports such as tennis, snooker, and football.

Cricket Hotspots

The next hot spot is used in conjunction with either UltraEdge technology or when the latter decision is either wrong or is unsure of making a solid decision. Hot spots use heat-sensitive infrared cameras which are located at the end of the field across the pitch. It presents a monochromatic visual of the scene where it tracks the ball with an obstacle in the middle and dictates that if there is a dispute between two obstacles like a pad or bat then who will be the first to die in the case. It can be used in conjunction with audio cues from UltraEdge to make a solid decision.

Hot spots
In essence: the hot spot shows whether the ball hits the batsman, bat or pad.
It only takes a little bit of contact for the batter, which is caught back, or LBW is given. And with the balls flying at speeds of 100 meters per hour, you can forgive the umpires for falling.
It comes in the hot spots. Using infra-red technology, these cameras detect the heat generated by contact with the ball.
Despite being non-audible, this option is often decisive to prove to Nikki most of the edge of the bat.
Occasionally, the hot spot provokes controversy to not raise clear ‘edges’ due to the lack of friction with sharp balls.
Did you know The four specialist cameras used in each match spend around £ 7,500 every day.

Snicko (Real-time Snickometer)

Offers video with sound – seeing that the ball has made contact with the bat.
Snico is a Godsend for the officers, for whom to locate the most strange of the edges of the bat, is one of the most complex parts of the job for a long time.
The Snickometer was originally intended only for TV and was considered untrue for DRS – because they needed a technician to overlay the images with the recorded sound from the stump microphone.

But the real-time version started in 2013. Now used in conjunction with the hot spots, all new automatic versions add audio and video – make the review system faster and more consistent.
The real-time video, complete with the captured voices, creates a disturbance on the graph – helps officials to isolate fine snacks from false alarms.

Did you know Snicometer was being used by Channel 4 until 1999.

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