Bail-makers stumped By ‘Zing’ problems in Cricket globe CupYAHOO! #Cricket_WorldJune 16, 2019
India’s Virat Kohli survives a run out appeal against Australia’s wicketkeeper Alex Carey during the Cricket World Cup group stage match at The Oval in London, Sunday June 9, 2019.
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It’s a matter that has everyone stumped at the Cricket World Cup: Why aren’t the bails coming off when the ball hits the wickets?
There were five instances in the first 13 matches of the tournament when the electronic “Zing” bails lit up after being struck but failed to drop from the wickets.
Players are unhappy .
Spectators and pundits are bemused.
The makers of the bails don’t understand the glitches, either.
“Nothing has changed with the Zing system for years,” David Ligertwood, director of Zing, said in emailed comments.
“The Zing wicket system has operated in well over a thousand games and this issue has not happened frequently.”
“For example, the game doesn’t want the bails coming off too easily,” he said.