The cricket leagues galore being played around the world have now become testing grounds for the international cricket. Apart from new heroes emerging from the leagues, there are plenty of innovations being introduced that are making the game even better.

[caption id="attachment_1809" align="alignright" width="300"]The stumps, which starts glowing when the wicket is broken, are going to help umpires make decisions easily regarding close stumps and runouts (Photo: Getty Images) The stumps, which starts glowing when the wicket is broken, are going to help umpires make decisions easily regarding close stumps and runouts (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption]

The Spidercam hovering over the ground has been used successfully in the recently concluded Champions Trophy and it helped the fans watch the sport from the breathtaking angles that they had never anticipated before. Now the International Cricket Council (ICC) has paved the way for modernisation in the game. You may remember that glowing stumps and bails were used in Australian Big Bash League held earlier this year. That they were eye-catching is one thing, they also helped umpire making close decision when a player was run out or stumped. Because the stumps started glowing when a wicket was broken, umpires could easily figure out when the ball touched the stumps.

ICC annual meeting was held in London in the recent days in which several important decision were made, including the one which allows the use of glowing wickets (Zing Stumps) in the International Twenty20 and one-day matches. However, the technology will be independently tested and a report will be presented to the ICC before the final decision.

Zing Stumps are the joint effort of Cricket Australia and Fox Sports, and were used successfully in the last Big Bas League.

Now the fans are eagerly waiting when the technology comes into action in the international cricket.
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