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19/04/2001

SKY SPORTS UNVEIL SKY SCOPE TRACKING SYSTEM

SKY Sports have unveiled Sky Scope, a brand new innovation to analyse live cricket coverage.
Sky Scope is to be featured for the first time on British television during the live Derbyshire vs Pakistan Vodafone County Challenge match on May 8 on Sky Sports 1.
Sky Scope uses the latest missile-tracking technology to measure the exact flight path of a cricket ball. The system was developed in conjunction with Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, one of Europe's leading science and technology organisations.
By studying the ball's trajectory before it hits the batsman's pads, Sky Scope will be able to accurately predict whether it would have hit the stumps, giving viewers the answer to LBW calls.
As well as analysing LBW decisions, the system of six specialist cameras positioned around the ground will also give viewers a whole host of other useful statistics on the ball, measuring line and length, spin and seam and pitch.
Sky Scope is a state of the art computer system. The main computer triggers the cameras when the ball leaves the bowler’s hand and three video image streams are recorded. The computers then identify the cricket ball by filtering out any other ‘clutter’ in the picture. Finally, the three images are combined to form a three- dimensional picture to accurately depict the true flight of the ball and make a prediction of where the ball would have gone had the bat or pad not intercepted it. (CD)
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