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If you ever thought about turning a cricket writer, or simply any kind of blogger ~ note the following -- You got to love what you write about. Knowing more about that topic has to be your first goal, then to tell all to your readers..
That's how I'm working on Itsonlycricket for nearly 2 years now.
Reason I blurted above out, is because I wrote about HotSpot technology recently, & today I present you 'Hawk eye'. I myself learned much about these two Nine network inventions, than I ever did before. We fans all around the world are enjoying Hawk-eye replays with every cricket match we watch on our Televisions, even though the umpires have started to hate it..
Originally a technology used for brain surgery and missile tracking, Hawk eye has as many as 6 camera's at distinct points around the cricket field, to track the path of every ball bowled. right from the moment it leaves bowler's hands untill its called dead in cricketing terms.
The images captured are then turned into 3 dimensional imaginary cricket stadium, to calculate what would have been the full travel of the delivery. Slow-motion pictures are then shown to the viewers through television coverage. Usually helping in making LBW (Leg before wicket) decisions. Cricket hawkeye is remarkable in tracking any type of bounce, spin, swing and seam movement of the ball, to give a prediction as accurate as 99.99 percent, they say. Try this 'very short'video demonstration.
The trouble is, umpires get just one look at the action (standing at the bowlers end), whereas Commentators can use hawkeye to dissect & explain & disrepute the onfield umpires, if the decision they made was wrong.
To add little more information on cricket Hawk eye, I learned that it was first developed by Dr. Paul Hawkings (so the name 'Hawk') in 2001. This new technology in cricket broadcasting was first done by Channel 4 during a Lords test match between England & Australia from 21st April 2001. Other International sporting events like Australian open, US Open in tennis also use hawkeye.