Given that the technology is not infallible (e.g. seems the margin of error on ball hitting stumps is half a ball width, snicko cant be used for whatever reason etc) and we've also seen the 3rd umpire making mistakes in spit of its presence, I'm against its wholesale adoption
Leave it for very basic stuff like no-balls, runouts/stumpings, point of contact with pitch/pad etc and the rest up to the umpire
I've actually come to miss the human element in decision making and feel the wholesale adoption of technology has taken something away from the current Ashes test series
Not a fan of the limited number of referals. Make 'em unlimited or at least increase the number and would support it. Also if the hawk eye says it is hitting the stumps, it should be given out regardless of the margin.
This was a serious post:
But hawk eye isn't accurate enough to say that, which is why there margin of error has to be there.
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Benefit of the doubt goes to the batsman enough as it is.
"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
I would blindly say , yes.
Adding HOTSPOT, HAWKEYE, SNICKOMETRE together wil b good for cricket.
As far as BCCI is concerned, they sure are the dumbest board in the city.
President George W. Bush was
once a cheerleader!
Couldnt agree more, mate.
But BCCI is even dumber
Unashamedly a fan. Was initially anti as I thought the partial way it would be applied by captains could be an issue (and I wasn't entirely wrong), but it's so much better than not having it.
Still needs tweaking, but if it overturns just one duff call it's justified its worth IMHO.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
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