Mohammad Hafeez Advocates for Spider-Cam Technology in Coin Tosses at ICC Events. Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has expressed a desire to introduce Spider-cams for televising the toss outcomes at ICC events. During a recent talk show featuring former Pakistan cricketers Bazid Khan and Rashid Latif, Hafeez elaborated on a change he believes would enhance transparency at World Cups.
Hafeez, who captained Pakistan in the 2012 T20 World Cup, shared his suggestion to the Tournament Director about utilizing Spider-Cams during the toss at the World Cup. He proposed that the Spider-Cam be employed to capture the coin’s landing, providing a clearer view of the outcome.
Mohammad Hafeez Advocates for Spider-Cam Technology in Coin Tosses at ICC Events
Hafeez explained, “Usually, during the coin toss, the coin spins, and it can land five to ten meters away from the captains. I’m not questioning anyone’s integrity or credibility. But by displaying the outcome on screen, we can offer more clarity to the fans and the global audience.”
Currently, only the match referee is responsible for picking up the coin and determining the result, leaving fans and viewers to rely solely on the referee’s word. This discussion comes in the context of an earlier comment by Misbah-ul-Haq, who explained that the outcome of a coin toss for larger coins often depends on which side is facing upwards before the flip. This sparked a reaction from Wasim Akram, who expressed disbelief. In the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan participated in five matches and had mixed results in the toss, but the team’s performance didn’t always align with the toss outcome.