A few years ago, the cricket world was incomplete with the absence of LED bails, but now they are not. The past few cricket tournaments had the presence of LED bails and they helped the umpires to take accurate decisions. But have you ever wondered whether why and how those LED bails glow? Do not bother thinking, we are going to reveal the secret in this post.
LED bails glow
The wickets in cricket are fitted with LED bails.
The bails are made of composite plastic and therefore the LED glows even at the slightest touch with the ball. They contain low voltage batteries with a microprocessor which spots and glows when both spigots are freed from the stump grooves. An in-built sensor does the determination of whether a wicket is broken in a time span of 1/1000th of a second.
That’s why even a stumping is made by the wicket keeper, the lights glow. This has been really helpful to umpires to make accurate decisions especially in the cases of run-outs and stumping.
They are very costly and costs as much as an iPhone. A whole set of wickets with LED would cost you around $40,000
Do you think that the introduction of the LED bails has really helped the umpires to make good decisions? Let us know your views in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.
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