Watch the above video. The commentator said “Camera’s always cloud the issue”. Do you agree with the comment? Why/Why not? (small paragraph max.)
Answer: Although there are cases in which it is unclear wether the player is out or not, as in the case of this video, I think that cameras definitely make things more clear and less confusing, especially with the use of super slow motion and thermal cameras.
List 2 main points of argument FOR the use of technology in cricket. List 2 main points of argument AGAINST.
**Command Term ‘LIST’:Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation.
For: It makes it easier for the umpire to come to a fair decision. Some people like to bet on which teams will win, and with the advent of technology, the final score will be more clear and fair and nobody has to lose/gain money unfairly.
Against: It brings up conversations and arguments about different plays. A lot of die-hard cricket fans like to play cricket and watch cricket in a more traditional way, and don’t like it when new ideas/methods are introduced to change the way of playing and watching cricket.
State whether you are For or Against the use of technology in cricket and explain your answer in a sentence or two.
I am definitely for for the use of technology in cricket, and I think that other sports should incorporate more technology as well. Because of the use of technology in cricket there are less errors made by the umpire so less people get sent out or dont get sent out unfairly.
Search on Youtube for an example in which the use of Hawkeye, Heat Cameras or super slow motion cameras could have aided (or did aid) the umpire in an LBW decision. Please explain what happened in the video in detail showing your knowledge of the LBW rule and correct use of terminology.
In this match between England and the West Indies, the umpire did not use the hawk-eye footage but the footage was shown to the viewers. In the footage, it was clear that the ball would have hit the wicket if the batsman hadn’t touched it, but the umpire did not use the hawk-eye footage was because the ball was pitched outside the off stump and the batsman did genuinely attempt to play a stroke. Although, the umpire came to the conclusion that the ball would miss, I think that he should have asked for the hawk-eye footage to clearly see that the ball would not fly upwards and miss the wicket.
Below is a photo of Merv Hughes. Is he fit? Use your knowledge gained from Mr Noon’s lesson and explain in detail. (one paragraph).
Fitness is the ability to execute the sport that one is playing, not about being muscular, slim or toned. In cricket you do not need to have cardio-vascular endurance because you do not have to run around the field. Being fit is all about being able to do the things that your lifestyle requires you to do. Because he is a cricket player, his arms have to be strong enough to catch a ball or bat and his reflexes will also have to be fast so he can hit or catch a ball quickly, and he has all of these attributes, meaning that he is fit for the sport he plays.