EPL gives nod to goal-line tech

Apr 12, 2013, 00:59 IST | AFP

The Premier League yesterday announced a historic decision to sanction the use of goal-line technology in the English top flight from the 2013-14 season onwards, in a global first for a domestic competition.

British-based firm Hawk-Eye was chosen over German company GoalControl to supply the ground-breaking technology at a meeting of the Premier League’s 20 club chairmen.

Hawk-Eye’s system uses seven cameras to track the movement of the ball and sends a signal to the match officials’ watches within a second if the ball crosses one of the two goal-lines.

It will now be put in place at all Premier League grounds, while the Football Association also intends to install a system at London’s Wembley Stadium in time for the traditional season-opener, the Community Shield, in August. 

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