The Real-Time snicko will not be used in the Australia(in picture) Pakistan series © Getty Images
The Real-Time snicko will not be used in the Australia(in picture) Pakistan series © Getty Images

Oct 5, 2014

The Real-Time Snickometer will not be used in the Pakistan versus Australia series in the United Arab Emirates. The technology will not be made use of as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s current host broadcaster Ten Sports have refused to provide the technology because of the cost.

The  International Cricket Council’s decision to give their consent to the  use of Real-Time Snickometer was met with approval by the Australia and Pakistan teams ahead of their series in the UAE, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

“The trial regulation allowing an 80-over top-up of unsuccessful DRS player reviews has been extended for another 12 months (Clause 3.5), while Real-Time Snickometer has been included in the ICC List of Approved Technology (Clause 3.7),” the ICC said in a statement.

Aaron Finch, Australia T20 skipper said ,”Over time there has been a few small issues with the technology. There has been a couple of cases where it might be slightly out or it hasn’t quite been up to speed. What they’re doing now is they’re getting close to a really good system that works the majority of the time.”

He added , “ If you’re making the correct decision more often than not and it’s not affecting the result of the game because the technology’s not up to scratch, that’s a real positive.” Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s T20 captain said”If you have technology, please each and every game bring it,” he said.

Complete coverage of Pakistan and Australia in UAE here