English cricket chiefs are exploring deploying “giant tents” to make sure rain not stops play, a report said on Wednesday.
Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper said analysis was being carried out into inserting mesh netting over grounds once a America company approached the england and Wales Cricket Board.
The ECB has spoken to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), that owns Lord’s in northwest London, concerning the problem, the report said.
A fine, transparent mesh would be held up by wires suspended from floodlights with a hot air balloon within the centre to carry it up and build a tent-like impact.
“We would look at any new technology and ways to get games on and more people playing cricket,” a spokesman for the ECB told the Telegraph.
“There is some interesting technology around trying to create protection from rain and keep the game on in wet weather,” Guy Lavender, the new MCC chief executive, was quoted as saying.
The Problem In This Technology
The report said there are problems to deal with like a way to handle the run-off water and safety in high winds The technology is believed to be a minimum of 2 years away from turning into a reality.
A damp August meant a large number of Twenty20 matches were wrecked and cricket authorities are going to be keen to avoid disruption to a new city-based T20 competition that starts in 2020.