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Aug 13, 2012

Filching the floodlights

Cricinfo: Night cricket is an institution in Pakistan but comes into its own during the month of Ramadan, when daytime activities are severely curtailed

Abhishek Mukherjee

May 30, 2012

Swing theory hit for a six

Cricinfo: The old adage that 'moisture in the air makes a cricket ball swing', is wrong, it seems

Carlyle Laurie

Feb 9, 2012

DRS has changed the game

Cricinfo: The Economist's sports blog Game Theory looks at how DRS has altered many aspects of cricket - the way batsmen play spinners, the increased boldness of umpires when it comes to lbw decisions, the reduction in the tension between teams, and the


Jan 25, 2012

Technology, where it all began

Cricinfo: Nearly 30 years ago, an accountant in Sri Lanka, Mahinda Wijesinghe, made one of the earliest calls for video replays to assist the umpires at a time when technology in cricket was still in its infancy

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Jan 2, 2012

So what if the DRS isn't perfect?

Cricinfo: Since it was first trialled in 2008, there has been no uniformity in the way the DRS has been implemented

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Dec 27, 2011

DRS hogs too much of the spotlight

Cricinfo: The ICC’s inaction and the BCCI’s arm-twisting tactics have left cricket in a situation where the use of technology is not uniform across series, Kunal Pradhan says in the Mumbai Mirror

Dustin Silgardo

Nov 30, 2011

Faux objectivity: The murky business of light meters

The Cordon: But what precisely are the light meters protecting the cricketers (and us) from? From conditions where the light is either "too poor to play" or is "dangerous"?

Samir Chopra

Jul 11, 2011

The problem with ball-tracking

Cricinfo: The issue with ball-tracking technology in its current form is that its accuracy varies depending on the quality of the cameras used, Mike Haysman writes on

Dustin Silgardo

Jun 28, 2011

Use of technology a logical progression

Cricinfo: The BCCI has finally agreed to accept the DRS, albeit a modified version without ball-tracking technology, but Pradeep Magazine, writing in the Hindustan Times , remains critical of India's behaviour and their attitude to technology.

George Binoy

Jun 11, 2011

The case for DRS

Cricinfo: "If the BCCI refuse to concede [to use DRS], they must be told to

George Binoy

Mar 3, 2011

Focus on UDRS

Cricinfo: In an interview in the Hindu , S Dinakar speaks to the former video analyst of the Indian team, S Ramakrishnan, on the various features of UDRS, how the technology works and its pros and cons.

Siddhartha Talya

Jan 15, 2011

On-field umpire must have final say

The Stands: From Aniruddha Raje, United States


Dec 28, 2010

Fifa should take a leaf out of the ICC's book

Cricinfo: Would the use of technology, which enabled Aleem Dar to make two crucial decisions on the second day at the MCG, have also been able to avoid the travesty of Thierry Henry's handball that denied Ireland a trip to the football World Cup

Dustin Silgardo

Aug 8, 2010

The Hot Spot

Cricinfo: In an interview with DNA , Hot Spot's inventor Warren Brennan explains the technology, how it came into being and the challenges of implementing it in international cricket matches everywhere.

George Binoy

Jul 26, 2010

The exception that proves the rule

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

Tariq Engineer

Jul 8, 2010

Shaun Tait is fast, but not that fast

Cricinfo: The speed gun is one of those rare innovations that have added excitement to the game

Tariq Engineer

May 26, 2010

UDRS non-use ridiculous

Cricinfo: Lawrence Booth watches a talk by Hawk-Eye founder, Paul Hawkins, and a debate between Geoffrey Boycott and umpire Billy Bowden over the use of technology in cricket, after which he finds it 'teeth-grindingly stupid' that the ICC and Sky Sports can't


Jan 23, 2010

UDRS has avoided obvious blunders

Cricinfo: England’s grizzles about the umpire Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) are wide of the mark

George Binoy

Jan 21, 2010

The UDRS issue

Cricinfo: The decision review system needs fine-tuning to quell the controversy over umpires' poor calls, writes Mike Selvey in the Guardian .

George Binoy

Dec 24, 2009

Reviews changing the name of the game

Cricinfo: Kevin Mitchell believes that the advent of the UDRS has irrevocably marred the on-field bonhomie between players and umpires, in the process taking away an integral aspect of the game

Nitin Sundar
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