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'Hawk-Eye' is being used in India Open Super Series

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Category: Badminton News Published: 04 April 2014
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Well-known tracking system Hawk-Eye technology, used in many sports like tennis to determine line calls, was introduced in the quarter final of India Open Super Series.

After testing several instant-review systems, Badminton World Federation (BWF) eventually chose Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major badminton events. Hawk-Eye Innovations will provides its Hawk-Eye’s popular graphics implementation which able to pinpoints the exact spot where a shuttle lands. BWF will integrate the system gradually with the in-venue video boards and live worldwide broadcast feed, allowing fans to see instant reviews and decisions on some controversial calls. The system consists of eight cameras at 4 corners of the court, which are more accurate than the ones used for television.

The India Open is the fifth BWF tournament at which instant reviews (using 'Hawk Eye') are available to players
The India Open is the fifth BWF tournament at which instant reviews (using 'Hawk Eye') are available to players

The India Open is the fifth BWF tournament at which instant reviews (using 'Hawk Eye') are available to players

“We first introduced instant reviews at last year’s Super Series Finals, and now is the right time to add the graphics which fans are accustomed to seeing in tennis and other sports using Hawk-Eye’s technology,” said BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund.

“We will test the graphical elements in India and will make sure it is running great before we further introduce the technology on other badminton tournament. I would say this is a huge innovative step for badminton.”

The first time Instant Review System (IRS) was available was at the Super Series Finals last December in Malaysia followed by this year’s Korea Open, Malaysia Open and All England Open, and now, the India Open.

According to the current BWF rule, each player/pair is allowed two challenges per match. Two turned-down appeals would mean a player/pair will have no more challenges left for the rest of the match while the player’s challenge-quota remains unchanged if an appeal is upheld.

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