Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry is confident about producing Pakistan’s own smart cricket balls.
Chaudhry believes that the Sialkot-based manufacturers, famous for producing the finest quality sports goods, are more than capable of producing such a cricket ball locally.
The Federal Minister pitched this idea in response to a tweet shared by the renowned host, Fakhr-e-Alam.
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 manufacturers in Sialkot to replicate the idea and develop made in Pakistan smart balls.
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.
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
Moreover, a partnership between Kookaburra Sports and SportCor led to the production of Kookaburra SmartBall back in August 2019.
Although, it is still in the testing phase and not used for international cricket matches. The partnership takes a regular Kookaburra cricket ball and embeds a SportCor electronic chip inside the core of the ball.
It enables data and information to flow from inside the ball that’s being bowled. The chip inside the core transmits information from the ball back to a phone/tablet app.
Furthermore, the chip can currently measure the speed and revolutions of the ball at different stages of its journey from the hand of a bowler.
A number of leading sports brands get their goods manufactured in the sports industrial hub of Pakistan. The idea of producing Pakistan’s own cricket balls will help young cricketers develop their game and exports would also rise.