The Decision Review System will be in use during tonight’s Vitality Blast quarter-final between Derbyshire Falcons and Somerset, starting at 7pm.
Both Ball tracking and Ultra Edge will be in use for the first time in a Falcons’ game, as well as the standard runout stumping umpire reviews, which have have been available to umpires for all televised T20 fixtures.
DRS has been used in international cricket since 2008, becoming a key tool for a side’s tactical makeup.
Below is a quick explainer on the additional two elements of technology in use at Taunton this evening.
Ball Tracking is used when an lbw decision is reviewed. Due to the technology having a small margin for error, umpire’s call can be ruled in close decisions, which gives the benefit of the doubt to the on-field decision, with the unsuccessful team keeping their review.
Ultra-Edge is used when reviewing whether a player has hit the ball, and this is mostly deployed for caught behind reviews.
Ultra-Edge works using a series of microphones around the stumps which show the sound produced on an oscilloscope. This is used in tandem with a front on and side on camera to determine if the sound has come from the bat hitting the ball.
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