MX23RW : Wednesday, October 17 06:00:14

Cricket's Hot Spot to be tested

Cricket's Hot Spot to be tested
© PA Photos
Hot Spot technology is to undergo tests after doubts over its reliability were raised.

Hot Spot technology used in cricket is to undergo tests after doubts were raised over its effectiveness.

The system uses infra-red cameras to check whether a batsman has hit the ball when a fielding team claims a catch.

However, rumours have suggested that some batsmen may have put Vaseline on their bats to reduce the chances of a slight nick being shown.

"I would imagine that Vaseline would restrict the friction of the ball hitting the bat, so if you reduce the friction you are going to reduce the Hot Spot," Hot Spot owner Warren Brennan told ESPN Cricinfo.

"It might take us a week or even longer to test all possibilities."

Hot Spot is part of the Decision Review System (DRS), although only limited DRS is being used during the current series between England and India.

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account