‘Smart Ball’ to feature in CPL cricket

The Kookaburra SmartBall is the world’s first microchipped cricket ball.
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) continues to lead the way where technology is concerned with the use of the Kookaburra Smart Ball powered by Sportcor, in the 2021 edition of the competition.
This ball will be used in a professional league for the first time when CPL gets underway in St. Kitts and Nevis on Aug. 28.
The Kookaburra Smart Ball looks like, feels, and plays exactly the same as a regular ball but there is the state-of-the-art core that registers many more data points than using radar or ball tracking technology.
The ball sends back significant information on each delivery including the speed and spin of a ball at release, when it bounces and when it reaches the batsman.
The information is then delivered to the commentators in real time. This would be graphically displayed for fans to enjoy during the live telecast.
CPL CEO Pete Russell said the organizers were excited to use the new technology in the competition.

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