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BCCI to test new ‘camera spotting’ technology for no-balls during India-West Indies series ahead of IPL 2020

The concept was first pitched during the Governing Council meeting of the IPL earlier this month.

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BCCI to test new ‘camera spotting’ technology for no-balls during India-West Indies series ahead of IPL 2020
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are currently in the process to ensure that the umpires don’t miss out on any no-balls in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

The country's cricketing board started their testing process during Team India's Day-Night Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata and during the upcoming series against West Indies, they will keep developing it.

According to reports, 'run out cameras' are the technology on which the BCCI is currently working on to pick no-balls during matches to help out umpires from not missing the bowler’s front foot - an issue which was heavily talked about during the previous editions of the IPL.

“Yes, it is a work in progress. IPL has always stood for innovation. Our endeavor is to make sure that every season of the IPL sees new technology come in and helps in the progress of the game. More importantly, why should a player suffer if technology can help erase the issue?"

"In the past, we have seen that the front foot no-ball is a grey area and I am of the view that technology which can help in detecting front foot no-balls can be put to use. Massive testing is being done and will continue in the West Indies series as well,” BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George said in an interview with IANS.

“Along with my colleagues, we want to take a second look at the whole process after the data is collected and then move forward with the idea,” he said when asked whether the data collected will be discussed board officials and the IPL GC members.

The aim is to utilise the same cams which are used to check runouts for no-balls that clicks 300 frames per second.

The concept was first pitched during the Governing Council meeting of the IPL earlier this month.

“If all goes well, during the next IPL, you could see another umpire apart from the regular umpires just to observe no-balls."

"The concept sounds weird, but this was among the issues discussed in the IPL GC meeting. We want to use technology. We are having another umpire for only observing no-balls. There will be an umpire, who will be focused on no-balls only. And he will not be the third or fourth umpire,” a GC member said.

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