Snickometer


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Snickometer

(snɪˈkɒmɪtə)
n
(Cricket) trademark cricket a device, which uses sound waves recorded by the stump microphone, employed by TV commentators to determine whether or not a batsman has made contact with the ball
[C20: from snick (sense 5) + -meter]
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Cricket coverage has been in this companys DNA since the late 90s when we introduced innovations like Hawk-Eye and the Snickometer to Channel 4s coverage, said Jeff Foulser, chairman of Sunset+Vine.
Innovations in the game of cricket, such as Hawk Eye, Snickometer and Ultra-slo-mo camera were introduced by Sunset+Vine.
The most modern technology is likely to be used during the event as Sunset+Vine has been a leader in the broadcast circuit by introducing innovations such as the Red Zone, Snickometer, the Analyst, Hawk-Eye and the Ultra-slo-mo camera.
The 37-year-old is the mainstay of his team's batting alongside Misbahul-Haq, who ended up as Anderson's 415th wicket due to a dubious review buAd wS without either Hot Spot or Snickometer.
Hawk-Eye can only predict the path of the ball, Snickometer detects noises but cannot pinpoint where they have come from while there have been suggestions - largely disputed - Hot Spot can be negated by sharp practices.
Haven't there been situations when nicks haven't been caught on the snickometer or leg- before decisions gone against the bowler because Hawk Eye has failed to read the trajectory?
England had taken a gambler's review against Ramdin from the first ball of the morning, but without HotSpot or Snickometer technology their hopes of proving a thin nick down leg-side were always fanciful.
However, Gavaskar offered a solution for India, saying that the DRS can be simplified and then the third umpire or match referee can be given the authority to call for a review, adding that when straightforward television replays clearly indicate an error, DRS tools like the Hot Spot, real-time Snickometer and Hawk Eye should be used.
By Andy Wilson/Perth It may sound counterintuitive on the day that brought the first DRS controversy of the series but there is an argument that a sweaty yesterday at the Waca showed the system boosted for the first time in this series by the Real Time Snickometer and the much-maligned umpires in a positive light.
THE snickometer will be used as part of the decision review system for the remaining two Tests of New Zealand's three-match series against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council has confirmed.
There has been talk amongst the ICC that a new real-time snickometer, combining audio and video analysis, may be introduced.
Broadcasters Channel 9 have confirmed the use of the new Snickometer as well as thermalimaging device Hot Spot to detect ball-on-bat contact in the series.