Cricket: ICC sounds out possible use of Snicko for next Ashes series
LONDON (REUTERS) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering using Snicko technology in the next Ashes series in Australia, the ruling body's chief executive Dave Richardson told the BBC on Sunday.
The current series between England and Australia has been dogged by controversy surrounding the Decision Review System and there have been problems with the HotSpot technology which is supposed to show whether the ball makes contact with the bat.
"Snicko will probably be the first bit of technology introduced," Richardson said. "It's always been reliable."
Snicko, which uses sound from stump microphones, has not been employed by the third umpire because it causes too much of a delay in decision-making.