Anil Kumble Reveals Engineers of MIT Are Working on Device to Test Ball Trackers

Previous India skipper and ICC Cricket Committee director Anil Kumble on Thursday said that specialists of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are chipping away at a gadget that will recognize the proficiency of the Decision Review System apparatuses like ball tracker.

Actually Kumble himself was at the MIT grounds as of late and dropped in at one of the organization’s lab to observe the work in advancement.

“The MIT is assisting ICC to develop tools for analysing ball tracker. The device is being prepared which will then test results of the ball tracking device independently. Recently I was there at the MIT for a lecture and what I saw at their lab, the apparatus that they have prepared is very impressive,” Kumble said during an event here today.

“The device will help us check the range of inaccuracies rather than other way round. Then we can take a call,” the former India captain said.

However when asked about his stance on the DRS issue considering the one from BCCI has been pretty rigid, he said,

“It is not right for me to take a stance. As a captain (in 2008 in Sri lanka), I was not convinced with the tools used and the accuracy of it.”

Asked about the seven years of DRS, Kumble said,”I think it’s all about upgrading of technology. First there were days of autographs and now it’s about selfies.”

On a lighter note, Kumble, who is a qualified mechanical engineer, said, “Actually, every engineer at some point in time thinks about going to MIT for studies and research. I never thought cricket will take me to MIT as I went there to give a lecture on Indian sports.”

“Unless you try something, you would not be knowing as to how good or bad it is. The basic idea is to bring people back to the ground as in some centres it was not possible. We want the office-goers to atleast enjoy one session of Test match. As far as the pink ball is concerned, it has passed the MCC test,” the third highest wicket-taker in history of the game said.


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