There are lots of controversies whether to adopt technology in cricket field or not. Technology is full proof or not or is it only making the matter worse? Hawk eye and other technology advancements have been always shrouded with lots of controversies and its impact on cricket has been more or less damaging. In order to use full proof technology, the technology is itself needs to be tamper proof, let us take an example. In order to detect a ball is a no ball or not there are various aspects of camera angles and also not so puzzling picture is the need of the hour from the host broadcaster and these needs to be perfected.
Of late series against England in the last summer at England, against India I have seen some very hazy broad cast on some decision making. In the recently concluded series at West indies against India if I recollect right Dhoni was declared out of a no ball and when the field umpire connects to the third umpire who is always local that is in this case from the west indies, Actually the umpire was shown the footage of the previous delivery from the bowler which was not a no ball this is ridiculous and the host broad caster either manipulates or the technology manipulates the host broad caster only the lord knows and the person who did that knows fully well.
These are some of the difficulties in dealing with technology. In the recent on going series of Australia and Kiwis, Australia captain M. Clarke played on, he was recalled by the infield umpire in charge Rauf, and the replay show the ball was no ball. This is a very good decision by the field umpire. If this not been reviews then it can create one more controversy and this time for technology. As we have seen technology must be use buy correct person unselfishly so that it will produce the results. If technology is getting back at you and making you do the mistakes one after another whether positively or negatively then should this be part of the cricket?
Lots of thoughts and lots of pondering should be done as this sports deals with people as the Australians say Indian are crazy for this sport then as Mr. Chappell announces in the commentary during this controversy that if Mr. Rauf would not do that by referring for no ball then it could lead to a big controversy the word tells it all. Cricket and technology seems to be going separate ways though the both sides of the same coin but cannot meet at one side.