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Technology to detect ‘the faintest edge’ of bat: expert

LONDON: Paul Hawkins, the man behind ball-tracking system Hawk-Eye, has come up with a technology which would detect even the faintest edge from the bat.

Hawkins, who was a county player, is optimistic that his latest invention would replicate the capabilities of the “snickometer” which is used as Decision Review System (DRS) in international cricket in international cricket.

A foreign news agency stated that that the device is as small as a coin and can be linked to an application of the umpire’s cellphone after being fixed to the batsman’s blade.

The technology can also help the umpire in making correct LBW decisions as it would show where the ball pitched and would have gone on to hit the stumps or not.

The ex-cricketer, in his interview to a foreign news agency, said that he came up with the invention to stop the batsmen standing their ground after they have struck the cherry in domestic and county match.

He went on to say that more and more batsmen try and get away with not walking but they found that even the smallest edge was detected during the experiment.

Hawk-Eye spokeswoman said, “This new technology is designed to be used at a club and amateur level.”

“It’s on a lower scale than UltraEdge and it doesn’t require anything to be attached to the stumps,” she added.

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