September 10, 2011

Champions League Twenty20

Fielder's eye view coming to you

George Binoy

Ever wondered what a fielder sees when he settles under a skier, or when the ball comes rocketing at him from a powerful shot? During the Champions League Twenty20, you might be able to share his vision.

The television broadcaster, ESPNstar, is planning to implant high-definition pinhole cameras in players’ sunglasses during the tournament, according to a report in the Times of India.

“The sunglasses will be handed to a player assigned by the team management just before the start of each innings with the recording mode on and the player will have to wear them for a period of three overs,” an official said.

How long until we get cameras in helmets? And will they withstand the impact of a Dale Steyn bouncer?

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