PSL: Hawk-Eye apologises to PCB over Rilee Rossouw error – Report

PSL: Hawk-Eye apologises to PCB over Rilee Rossouw error – Report

PSL: Islamabad United lost the match by three wickets against Quetta Gladiators on Thursday.

In game No. 8 of the PSL, between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, a mini controversy had erupted on Thursday, when the Hawk-Eye, a technology used in cricket to determine the accuracy of LBW decisions, made a glaring error. Eventually, that error cost Islamabad a win.

Now, as per a report in ESPNCricinfo, Hawk-Eye has aplogised to the PCB, for the mistake, in a formal letter.

What Had Happened

It was during the 11th over of the Gladiators’ innings, that skipper Rilee Rossouw attempted a sweep off Salman Ali Agha. But the decision did not go in their favour, as the fielding team soon opted for a DRS. The replays on the giant screen showed that the ball didn’t turn, as it hit the front pads, and the decision should have been overturned.

But to the surprise of all, as per the Hawk-Eye, the ball not only was pitched outside off, but was going to over the stumps. There was also discrepancy between what the static images showed, and what the Hawk-Eye predicted.

Meanwhile, the report suggests that, in the letter addressed to PCB COO Salman Naseer and the Production Department, Hawk-Eye has accepted that the technology didn’t reflect the correct path.


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