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Stumps, bails light up at ICC World Twenty20

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Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 13:03 [IST]
 
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Mirpur, Mar 18: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has followed Cricket Australia (CA) in literally lighting up the stumps and bails during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament here in Bangladesh.

In 2012, CA announced that they are enhancing spectator experience at the Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament by adding LED stumps and bails which illuminate when dislodged.

Stumps, bails light up at ICC World T20

Back then, CA had said that, "The Zing Wicket System, created by South Australian manufacturer Zing International, has a sensor in the bails that can determine within 1/1000 of a second when the wicket is broken.

Once the wicket is broken the bails instantaneously flash bright red LED lights and then send a radio signal to the stumps which also ignite. They are powered by low voltage batteries in each of the bails and also in the stumps."

Now, the same technology is being used at the World T20 tournament. Once the ball comes in contact with the stumps, the wickets light and also the bails.

With the qualifiers of World T20 already begun, there have been several instances of the wickets and bails lighting up, providing a new experience to the fans at the stadium and millions on TV.

During India-Sri Lanka warm-up game at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium yesterday, many times the flashing of wickets was seen.

The game ended in an illuminating way, with Lasith Malinga getting India's last man Amit Mishra bowled.

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