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Hawk-Eye Confesses DRS Error, Extends Apology to PCB

  • Posted on February 24, 2024
  • Sports

In a recent Pakistan Super League match, Hawk-Eye's error caused a stir, prompting an apology to the PCB. Islamabad United's captain expressed frustration over the technical failure, impacting the game outcome. Despite controversy, Quetta Gladiators secured victory, with Rossouw named Player of the Match.

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In a recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) encounter, Hawk-Eye, the renowned Decision Review System (DRS) provider, publicly acknowledged an operational error, issuing a formal apology to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). This admission came following a contentious moment during the eighth match of PSL season 9, sparking widespread debate among cricket enthusiasts.

According to a press release from the PCB, Hawk-Eye clarified that the erroneous display of ball tracking data resulted from a procedural oversight. The company underscored that had standard protocols have been adhered to, the correct data would have promptly superseded the inaccurate information aired during the broadcast.

Hawk-Eye, as the sole International Cricket Council (ICC)-approved DRS vendor, occupies a pivotal role in cricket officiating, leaving cricket boards with no viable alternative. The acknowledgment of the error sheds light on the significance of technological precision in modern cricketing contests.

Shadab Khan, the captain of Islamabad United, voiced his discontent with the technical glitch, suggesting that it significantly influenced the outcome of the match. He criticized the displayed delivery trajectory, emphasizing the need for meticulous rectification of such errors, especially in high-stakes tournaments like the PSL.

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Despite the controversy surrounding the technological mishap, the match saw Quetta Gladiators emerging victorious, with Rilee Rossouw playing a pivotal role in steering his team to success. Rossouw's composed innings of 34 runs, complemented by Sherfane Rutherford's contribution, ensured Quetta Gladiators chased down the target set by Islamabad United with relative ease.

Rossouw's match-winning performance earned him the prestigious Player of the Match accolade, underscoring his instrumental role in Quetta Gladiators' triumph. The incident, although marred by technical discrepancies, highlights the growing reliance on technology in modern cricket and the imperative for its seamless integration into the sport's fabric.

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