Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Pakistan will manufacture its smart cricket balls.
Fawad believes that Sialkot-based manufacturers. Famous for making great sports equipment, they can make such smart cricket balls locally.
Fakhr -e- Alam Tweet
The Federal Minister pitched this idea in response to a tweet shared by the renowned host, Fakhr-e-Alam.
While sharing video footage of the smart cricket ball developed in Australia. Fawad said, “Sialkot walas lets do that shouldn’t be a problem … let us do a joint project with technical universities and create his own smart cricket ball…,” he tweeted.
It needs to be noted that a partnership between Kookaburra sports and SportCor, which takes a daily Kookaburra cricket ball and embeds a sportCor electronic chip inside the core of the ball, led to the production of the Kookaburra small ball back in August 2019. However, it is still in the testing phase and not used for international cricket matches.
The product can give immediate statistics on speed – at release point, pre-bounce, and post bound. That is more detailed and accurate than the existing radar technology.
The ball also at the same points, which is especially useful when it comes to spinners.
It can also help make better umpiring decisions by determining. Whether a ball has hit the bat or the grass in the case of catches that are too close to call.