Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, has pitched the idea of smart cricket balls to the local sports industry of Sialkot. The Federal Minister said this in response to a tweet shared by the renowned host, Fakhr-e-Alam.
Fakhr-e-Alam shared footage from Kookaburra, an Australian sports equipment company, using technology to revolutionize the game of cricket. Kookaburra has developed a high-tech microchip that is placed inside a traditional cricket ball for gathering accurate playing data.
Here’s the video:
Got to get me one of these Kookaburra ball….what wonderful technology…. pic.twitter.com/myiOd9Yrf4
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) July 13, 2020
Quoting Fakhr-e-Alam’s tweet, Fawad Chaudhry urged the local sports manufacturers to replicate the idea and develop made in Pakistan smart balls.
Sialkot walas lets do that shouldn’t be a problem … lets do a joint project with Technology Universities and create own smart cricket ball… https://t.co/SG5QK0wlaE
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 13, 2020
He also said that the sports companies from Sialkot should partner with engineering and technology universities for the project. The idea is indeed a good one considering Sialkot is already exporting world-class sports equipment to all parts of the world.
A number of leading sports brands get their goods manufactured in the sports industrial hub of Pakistan and if the country can start producing smart cricket balls, it will help young cricketers develop their game and exports would also rise.
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