Ollie Pope to field at short-leg with camera on helmet in Edgbaston Test

With the objective of providing a brand new Live TV experience to the viewers, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have approved the introduction of a head-mounted camera on the short leg fielder. It will start relaying pictures from the England-India Test which starts on Friday, July 1.

“It is intended at giving the viewers a unique perspective from the middle of a Test match,” Robin Reeve, the senior producer of Sky Sports, told Cricbuzz on Thursday, the eve of the Birmingham Test.

England’s close-in fielder Ollie Pope will sport the camera on his lid and the Sky official has said the move has not only got the green signal from the boards but also captain and coach of the England team. The experiment was carried out during the England team nets on Thursday at the Edgbaston ground.

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