JK CRICKET GOES HI-TECH
NORTH ZONE U-14 CRICKET TOURNAMENT
INSTALLS 5 CAMERAS FOR DECISION REVIEWS
Srinagar Sep 20: It is for the first time in the history of cricket in the state that on field umpires referred a run out decision to third umpire during the opening day of a 2-day final match between Delhi and Himachal Pradesh underway at SK Cricket Stadium Srinagar.
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association has installed five camera set up system for the review system during the final match of the North Zone Inter State U14 Cricket Tournament to bring in professionalism in the state cricket.
Himachal Pradesh fielder Danish Basi at mid-off ran out Delhi batsman Aryan by a direct hit while he was running towards non-striker’s end. The on field main umpire Nisar Ahmad referred the decision to third umpire N P Singh for a review. After watching the video replays, Arayan was declared out when the opening pair of Delhi batsmen had put on only five on the score board.
To make the review system a success, JKCA has utilized the services of third umpire, referee and video analysis technical staff while covering the proceedings of the whole match in camera.
“We have set up five cameras in this final match to bring in efficiency in umpiring. This is the need of the modern cricket,” said N P Singh who is the third umpire of the ongoing title clash between Himachal and Delhi.
The JKCA has installed five cameras and TV’s on its own to bring in professionalism in the cricket in the State.
“The video recording will improve the standard of the cricket in the State. The match has to be learning experience for the umpires and the players also,” said Singh who is a former Ranji Player and cricket coach.
Though only one review of the decision was called on the opening day of the match on Tuesday, JKCA believes that it will help improve the performance of the players and the umpires.
“This video recording will helps us analyze the performance of the players and the umpires also. After the match, the players get to watch their action and make improvement,” said Singh.
To make a professional team for video analysis, JKCA has sent some of its staff outside the state for training under the aegis of Board of Control for Cricket India.
Mujtaba Ahmad Wani and Idrees Danish were helping JKCA in the five camera set up.
“We did video analysis training from BCCI so that we can assist in capturing the match live,” said Mujtaba who has already done Level 1 and 2 courses in video analysis.
JKCA is scheduled to host many national events this year during which these facilities will be utilized.
“This is just the beginning. We will bring in complete professionalism in our cricket. The camera set up is our own initiative so that we can improve on our cricket,” said JKCA Treasure Manzoor Ahmad Wazir.
Himachal Pradesh is in a strong position against Delhi in the final of the ongoing North Zone Inter State U14 Cricket Tournament at SK Cricket Stadium Srinagar.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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