No Hot Spot for WC 2011

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Published: Monday, February 7, 2011, 11:18 [IST]
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No Hot Spot for WC 2011

New Delhi, Feb 6: While the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) will feature in the upcoming World Cup, the nifty little Hot Spot facility will not be a part of it.

The exclusion of the feature from the 2011 ICC World Cup comes as the supplier of the technology was "not willing" to provide the cameras, according to an ICC spokesman.

The Hot Spot is an innovative new technology which helps one decipher nicks off the bat during play.

In October 2010, the ICC had announced that the Hot Spot cameras would be used in the semi-finals and final of the World Cup, to be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19 to April 2.

The Hot Spot is not an essential element of the UDRS paraphernalia but is supposed to be one of the more accurate indications of the point of contact between ball and object. Sachin Tendulkar, a vocal critics of the UDRS, has in the past given his thumbs-up to the Hot Spot technology.

So if an Indian batsman is given out caught behind off a ball he actually hasn't nicked in a crucial match during the mega-event, then perhaps the stadium watching the game will turn into a "hot spot"!

Oneindia Cricket

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