Microchipped Cricket Ball - clever, very very clever.


Microchipped Cricket Ball - clever, very very clever.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/114915207/microchipped-cricket-ball-may-soon-hit-cricket



A cricket ball with an embedded microchip could be the latest innovation to hit Australia's Big Bash League T20 competition this summer, with Kookaburra also keen to see it used at test level soon.The Australian ball manufacturer is in the final stages of testing a new product that could give it a leg up on rival Dukes, whose balls are used during series in England.The SmartBall delivers instant statistics on speed - at release point, pre- bounce and post-bounce - that are more comprehensive and accurate than a normal radar.Advertise with StuffIt also measures revolutions at the same points, which is unprecedented in-game data for spinners.

Future plans are for the ball to assist the umpiring and Decision Review System (DRS) process by showing whether a ball has definitively hit the bat - or the grass, in the case of catches that are too close to call.SportCor, a firm chaired by Michael Kasprowicz, teamed up with Kookaburra to make the innovation happen.The companies are bullish that a SmartBall will be used in one of the world's many Twenty20 leagues in coming months, with the BBL firmly on their agenda.If there are no hiccups at that level then international games will be the next step.As opposed to stump microphones, this form of surveillance would help coaches and analysts at the highest level."Absolutely," England star Jos Buttler said, when asked if he would like to see it used in Tests."It'll be a great coaching tool and for viewers as well, it's amazing to see that instant feedback."It seems to behave exactly the same as a regular ball."Ensuring the SmartBall is a like-for-like replica of a regular pill in match conditions loom as the ultimate test that will obviously determine whether the International Cricket Council considers its use at the highest level.Kasprowicz, Buttler and Marnus Labuschagne were on deck for Saturday's launch in the indoor nets at Lord's.Kasprowicz, bowling off a few steps, unsurprisingly topped the speed charts."We should have got the St John Ambulance to sponsor the event. Hopefully there's no hamstring snapping," the 47-year-old former Test paceman laughed.


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Id be interested to know how the chip affects the dynamics of the ball. Does the chip make the ball more or less prone to swing/seam/spin/bounce etc

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RedKat - 11 Aug 2019 3:54 PM
Id be interested to know how the chip affects the dynamics of the ball. Does the chip make the ball more or less prone to swing/seam/spin/bounce etc

The ball still has to weigh. If they put the chip in the middle of the cork (kokaburra actually use a rubber and cork compound), in a balanced weighted circular sphere capsule - i don't think there would be any issue with physics. A kookaburra ball has 5 layers of thread over the cork, before the leather is then put over the top. Even not in a capsule, if the circuitry weighs the same as the cork and rubber compound, there is no issue.



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Paddles - 11 Aug 2019 3:50 PM
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/114915207/microchipped-cricket-ball-may-soon-hit-cricket



A cricket ball with an embedded microchip could be the latest innovation to hit Australia's Big Bash League T20 competition this summer, with Kookaburra also keen to see it used at test level soon.The Australian ball manufacturer is in the final stages of testing a new product that could give it a leg up on rival Dukes, whose balls are used during series in England.The SmartBall delivers instant statistics on speed - at release point, pre- bounce and post-bounce - that are more comprehensive and accurate than a normal radar.Advertise with StuffIt also measures revolutions at the same points, which is unprecedented in-game data for spinners.

Future plans are for the ball to assist the umpiring and Decision Review System (DRS) process by showing whether a ball has definitively hit the bat - or the grass, in the case of catches that are too close to call.SportCor, a firm chaired by Michael Kasprowicz, teamed up with Kookaburra to make the innovation happen.The companies are bullish that a SmartBall will be used in one of the world's many Twenty20 leagues in coming months, with the BBL firmly on their agenda.If there are no hiccups at that level then international games will be the next step.As opposed to stump microphones, this form of surveillance would help coaches and analysts at the highest level."Absolutely," England star Jos Buttler said, when asked if he would like to see it used in Tests."It'll be a great coaching tool and for viewers as well, it's amazing to see that instant feedback."It seems to behave exactly the same as a regular ball."Ensuring the SmartBall is a like-for-like replica of a regular pill in match conditions loom as the ultimate test that will obviously determine whether the International Cricket Council considers its use at the highest level.Kasprowicz, Buttler and Marnus Labuschagne were on deck for Saturday's launch in the indoor nets at Lord's.Kasprowicz, bowling off a few steps, unsurprisingly topped the speed charts."We should have got the St John Ambulance to sponsor the event. Hopefully there's no hamstring snapping," the 47-year-old former Test paceman laughed.


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