12 Apr 2013

EPL to introduce goal line technology

6:14 am on 12 April 2013

The English Premier football League has approved the use of goal-line technology in the English top flight from next season.

British-based firm Hawk-Eye was chosen to supply the technology at a meeting attended by the chairmen of the 20 Premier League clubs.

Hawk-Eye, a camera-based system that tracks the movement of the ball and notifies the referee as soon as it has crossed the goal-line, will now be installed at all Premier League grounds.

The Football Association also intends to install a system at Wembley Stadium in time for the traditional pre-season opener, the Community Shield, in August.

Hawk-Eye, which was bought by electronics giant Sony in 2011, already provides ball-tracking systems for tennis and cricket.

Earlier this month, world governing body FIFA chose German firm GoalControl, which uses another camera-based system, to provide the technology at the Confederations Cup, which takes place in Brazil.