BCB brings Ultra-Edge for England series

September 12, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is eyeing to use ‘Ultra-edge’, Hawk Eye’s version of Snicko-meter, as part of the Decision Review System in the forthcoming series against England, said an official on Sunday.
It is expected to give Tigers full support of DRS, unlike the past when some key components like snicko-meter went missing to curtail expenses.‘We will try to implement full DRS against England,’ BCB’s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told New Age on Sunday.
‘We are trying to use Ultra-edge in the forthcoming series,’ said Nizamuddin.
‘Ultra-edge’, hawk eye’s version of snicko-meter was approved for use as part of the decision review system by the International Cricket Council in 2015.
The ‘Ultra-edge’ system has been tested by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston and gained a positive assessment as it is able to differentiate more clearly over sounds created by bat, pads or clothing.
BCB decided to use full DRS technology both in the three-match one-day internationals and two-Test series in order to avoid any controversial decision that can spoil the party.
The DRS technology is used with the sole purpose of minimising error of the on field umpires while making decision about dismissal of a batsman but Tigers had to face disappointment during the home series against Pakistan as the DRS system was implemented without snicko-meter.
During the second day of the opening Test match Pakistani opener Mohammad Hafeez changed the course of the games proceeding with his double hundred as review decision called by him changed his fortune.
The on-field Sri Lankan umpire Ranmore Martinesz raised his finger against Hafeez declaring him caught behind by Mushfiqur Rahim off left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.
Hafeez asked for a review and Australian Paul Reiffel took four minutes to over-rule the umpire’s decision as he gave the batsman benefit of doubt after different camera angles could not provide any conclusive evidence.
Bangladesh had earlier used DRS system during the home series against South Africa, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, but could not use all of its components n any previous home series.
During the home series against India, BCB opted not to use DRS because of the Board of Control for Cricket in India do not stand for the technology all together.

-With New Age input

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