Microsoft to Develop Cricket Umpiring Technologies

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A bat is a bat, even if it flat, right? Microsoft seems to think so. Cricket officials have been receiving criticism from the International Cricket Council because the Indian umpires weren't too keen on international standards. This is where Microsoft steps in. Talks have began with Microsoft to develop a system that would raise umpiring standards for cricket across the globe. Matches would be recorded by six cameras and then a special program would analyze the video to make sure everything is all standard-like. They are currently in the final stages of negotiations. Good news for the cricket community worldwide, too bad the sport hasn't caught on in the states, yet. Image courtesy of nzcricket.org

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Microsoft software to improve India's cricket umpires [The Age]

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elvisisdead
elvisisdead

Accenture is never a better choice. Well, unless you like your consultants to be history majors who fit a look and feel mold, but don't know anything.

This is almost the same as the electronic eye in baseball that rates umpires ball/strike accuracy. It's not very well received in baseball. Of course, baseball umps are unionized, and the sport has no international contests. If it were played internationally, there might be more of an interest.