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Helmet Cam Set to Be Introduced in IPL 2017: Reports

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 5, 2017, 10:27 AM IST
Helmet Cam Set to Be Introduced in IPL 2017: Reports

Helmet camera as used in the Big Bash League. (Getty Images)

New Delhi: The tenth season of the Indian Premier League is all set for a glittering start in Hyderabad on Wednesday and if reports are to be believed, the helmet camera is all-set to make it's IPL debut during this season.

According to a report published by Hindustan Times, players will also wear a camera on their helmets as earlier, it was limited only to the umpires.

With the camera stuck in the players' helmet, the viewers can see things exactly how the cricketers see on the field. The idea behind this innovation is to get cricket fans as close to the action as possible.

As reported by Hindustan Times, the entire unit — including camera and battery pack — weighs less than 100g and the weight will be evenly distributed front-to-back on the helmet.

This technology may be new to the Indian shores, but the helmet cam is a huge hit in the Big Bash League.

If the helmet cam does get a green signal from the BCCI, viewers will get a new angle to cherish their favorite sport.

Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season.

First Published: April 5, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

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