The Real-Time Snickometer has been included as part of the DRS after an initial approach from the teams
The RTS has been included as part of the DRS after an initial approach from the teams and their subsequent agreement after briefings in Wellington on Monday. It will be part of the decision-making technology that will be used by Sky Television’s coverage of the series, and also includes Virtual Eye (ball tracking technology) and Hot Spot.
Both Virtual Eye and Hot Spot are on the list of approved DRS technologies and can be used by TV umpires in any series in which they are available.
The RTS is not yet approved but the ICC commenced the process of evaluating it for inclusion following ICC Chief Executives’ Committee’s meeting in September during which broad support was shown for the new technology. The performance of the RTS during the New Zealand – West Indies series, and the current Ashes series, will form part of that evaluation.
The DRS Playing Conditions are covered in Appendix 2 of the Standard Test Match Playing Conditions that can be found here.