New technology to detect edges in cricket to be launched soon

03:04 PM | 22 Apr, 2016
New technology to detect edges in cricket to be launched soon
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Paul Hawkins, the inventor of the ball-tracking Hawk-Eye ball tracking system, has now come up with a bat sensor to pick up nicks perfectly.

The sensor is the size of a small coin and uses an accompanying smartphone app to detect the nicks.The on-field umpires will have to attach the smartphones to their jackets to film each ball so that instant replays and ball trajectories can be replayed and monitored, a prominent sports website reported.

The tiny sensor which costs œ25 (AUD46) can easily be fixed to the bat for the phone to film and monitor the ball.

Hawkins, who was a former county player and a missile guidance expert, has confirmed that the technology is almost ready to be used and might be introduced into amateur cricket in England soon.

Hawkins had been watching a Hampshire cricket league match last year and had been left very disappointed to see a batsman stand his ground after being out caught behind as the umpire failed to detect the edge. That incident has led Hawkins to come up with his ingenious technological innovation to change cricket.

"Batsmen have always not walked, but what really got me was that after the inevitable bout of sledging from the fielders, the batsman said, 'I know I nicked it and you know I did, but so what, it wasn't given'," Hawkins was quoted as saying.

"More and more batsmen try and get away with it. We got him out soon afterwards, but it ruined my day."
Hawkins' technology works much like the real-time Snickometer with the bat sensor picking up vibrations in the bat and making the results readily available on the smartphones to be worn by the on field umpires.

"We experimented in the nets and found that even the finest edge, a "feather" that the bowler didn't hear, is detected," Hawkins said.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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