Real-time Snicko set for Ashes test

Real-time Snicko, which provides far quicker audio of suspected edges than its predecessor, would help overcome the shortcomings of Hot Spot, which uses thermal imaging.

updated: November 19, 2013 13:58 IST
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Brisbane: The controversial decision review system has had a last-minute update for the start of the Ashes this week, with a real-time Snickometer set to be added to the technology available to match umpires.

Series' broadcaster Channel Nine has struck a deal with BBG Sports, the company that provides "Hot Spot" and the updated "Snicko" technologies, to use the products from Thursday's first Test between Australia and England, reports said on Tuesday.

It clears the way for the International Cricket Council to trial the new technology as part of the decision review system (DRS) following the agreement of Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Sydney Morning Herald said.

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