As we all know, cricket is the gentlemen game. In 1877, Cricket made its start. From its advent till the end of 20th century, decisions in cricket match were totally dependent on umpires and referees. So, the decisions made on the field were not precise and accurate. Some serious blunders were being made at the cricket feild by the match officials.
Technology upgrading the Gentlemen Game
But it all changed with the development of technology. When technology got incorporated in the game of cricket, it became more transparent. First, i am going to talk about the growing accuracy in the game due to the introduction of technology. Run-outs can be given with total assurance due to slow motion of the Camera. The really little and minor edges from bat cannot be seen from naked eye.
Therefore, two technological techniques have been opted. The Snickometry which shows wave readings when a ball touches the bat. Hot spot is the second technique which shows white dot, if ball touches anything. Due to these two methods, decisions made are much more accurate,
The above paragraphs show the growing accuracy on the cricket field. Apart from it, there is another technology that is used in game of cricket outside the stadium. That is the work of Bio-Mechanics in the cricket field. As you all remember in 2014, Ajmal faced a bowling ban after his action was found to be in violation of the 15-degree rule. Tests conducted at a high-tech biomechanics laboratory in Brisbane, Australia. It showed that his elbow flexed up to an average of 42 degrees while bowling.
The bio-mechanics can assist the players and officials in many ways. With the help of it, bowlers can really improve their arm and wrist positions. It can also help batsmen in their batting and stroke play. The officials can also check the suspected action of any bowler. Pakistan has also purchased $460,000 of Bio-mechanics equipment. But its affective use has not been made yet.
Still, there is more room for technological development in cricket. That can be used to really evolve the gentlemen game.