It has emerged that 'Hot Spot' will not be used in this winter's Ashes series down under, and supporters of the infrared camera technology are sure to be disappointed. The host broadcaster of the Ashes series in Australia, Channel Nine, has chosen to drop the controversial camera system due to problems to do with costs and reliability. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is currently considering a response, and England captain Alistair Cook has come out in support of technology in the decision review system, saying it should be improved rather than scrapped altogether.
Eagle eye ball tracking software will still be in use as well as audio from stump microphones and slow motion replays, so although umpires may be restricted there is still plenty of tools in their toolbox. Let us know what you think about the decision to drop Hot Spot!
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