02/07/2013 14:30 | By Joe Minihane, contributor, MSN Tech
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Cricket tech: Stump-cam

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It’s more than twenty years since the BBC first shoved a camera in the middle stump during a Test match. And few sights in cricket are more pleasing than a top batsman’s timbers being splayed, the camera lurching backwards as he makes his way back to the pavilion.

These days, the likes of HawkEye and HotSpot have superseded stump-cam, but it still helps put you right at the heart of the action, even if it doesn’t do much by way of helping umpires make the correct call.


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