'We get 90-95% success most of the time'

Warren Brennan, the CEO of BBG Sports, who produce Hot Spot, speaks to Harsha Bhogle about the technology (08:02)

July 6, 2011

Posted by Jim1207 on (July 6, 2011, 17:23 GMT)

No one can have perfect technology. Everyone knows that and understands that. What critics of BCCI or Indian players do not understand it is that the technology needs to be reliable even if not necessarily 100% perfect. Hawk-eye as ball prediction is not yet reliable. If hot spot which does not have much predicting angle is only 90% accurate, hawk-eye would be only 75% accurate with all its prediction logic. That's what people need to understand. So are we going to believe in unreliable graphics and think that all the TV gimmicks are actually correct or leave the prediction to umpires giving them more help with hot spot and not criticize them? Options is truly ours until the ball prediction technology becomes reliable and completely approved by independent scientific assessments.

Posted by sjitendran on (July 6, 2011, 12:47 GMT)

Here we go. Now that Hot spot is not 100% error-free, what is going to be stand of BCCI. Will they accept Hot spot technology which is more costlier thsn Hawk eye or not? Jim unless you use technology often the chances of improvement is not possible. If you want to use technology after perfection you may have to wait for a long time. Please understand no system is perfect in the world.

Posted by Jim1207 on (July 6, 2011, 11:18 GMT)

Critics like Sharda Ugra who bash BCCI every other minute should understand the truth spoken by virtual-eye CEO: Technology is not perfect now and has to be improved a lot. Until that happens, players or a country has every right not to use DRS. If these critics really want welfare for the game, they should ask technology to be improved and proven by a scientific assessment.

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