The Ashes: Hot Spot inventor raises 'silicone tape' concerns with ICC, says report

Channel Nine renewed its allegations on its evening news bulletin Thursday, saying Warren Brennan -- inventor of Hot Spot -- had raised his "serious concerns" with the ICC about flaws with the system. "He fears that (silicone) tape used on bats can fool the technology. In short, an edge simply won't show up," it told viewers.

updated: August 08, 2013 16:43 IST
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Sydney: An Australian TV channel Thursday repeated claims that cricketers are using silicone tape on bats to cheat "Hot Spot" readings, saying the inventor has raised concerns with the sports' s authorities.

Channel Nine unleashed a storm of controversy when it alleged on Wednesday that players in the current Ashes series were using the tape on their bats to avoid nicks being detected by the thermal imaging system.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the claims were incorrect and it was not investigating any alleged attempts by players to "cheat" Hot Spot.

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