10 Oct 2013

Hot Spot dumped for Ashes

6:10 am on 10 October 2013

Controversial decision-review technology Hot Spot has been dumped for the Australian leg of the Ashes.

The Australian inventor of the technology, Warren Brennan, confirmed the infrared camera, which uses heat readings to detect ball contact, will not be used for the series in Australia, beginning in Brisbane on November 21.

The $250,000 cost of the technology, is reportedly behind the Nine television network's decision to dump Hot Spot, although problems during the first leg of the series in England were reportedly also a consideration.

The decision-review system came under heavy fire from both sides in England, with Hot Spot's reliability one of the key complaints.