CLT20's players' sunglasses to have HD cameras

These shades will have a memory up to 8 GB Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Sep 10, 2011

Cricket is all set to take another technological leap in the upcoming Champions League T20 to be played in India, when players will wear sunglasses that contain high-definition pinhole cameras, The Times of India reported.

These cameras are meant to provide viewers with a unique first-person view, and they will enjoy the live action from a player s point of view. The viewers will be able to see the exclusive images of team huddles, celebrations and player s athleticism on the field.

It was reported that the cameras will be used to record video and audio footage which has never been seen before. The camera will be built into the chassis of a pair of sunglasses, with a high-quality professional grade video recording facility of 720 pixels, available with sound, getting 30 frames per second.

These specs will have a memory up to 8 GB, polarized lenses for protection from sun rays while capturing videos or photographs, and a pair of lens for the matches played under lights.

“The sunglasses will be handed to a player assigned by the team management just before the start of each innings (or team walkouts) with the recording mode ‘on’ and the player will have to wear them for a period of three overs,” an official said.

A member of the production team will take these shades from the player standing at boundary between the 3rd and 4th over. Also, with the team management’s permission, a player can help capture some light-hearted moments in the team bus.

“Commentators often talk about how steady the batsman’s head is while batting… footage captured will go a long way towards confirming these viewpoints,” the official added.