Technology July 26, 2010

The exception that proves the rule

Cricket is one of the more forward thinking sports when it comes to using technology to get things right

Cricket is one of the more forward thinking sports when it comes to using technology to get things right. Of course, for all its virtues, technology isn’t full proof. But its very rare lapses actually prove its worth, says Edward Craig in the Wisden Cricketer.

This all makes Hawk-Eye look good – it reinforces the quality of the technology to hand. How many mistakes can you remember Hawk-Eye making? One – this one, as all the other gadgets at the broadcaster’s disposal quickly proved.

How many mistakes have you seen umpires make? Plenty – and with an umpire review system in place, technology can quickly iron those out too.

Tariq Engineer is a former senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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