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Tendulkar for increased use of technology

Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that on-field umpires should make only leg-before decisions and technology be allowed to have a final say on all other matters on a cricket field.

cricket Updated: Oct 26, 2009 16:22 IST

Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that on-field umpires should make only leg-before decisions and technology be allowed to have a final say on all other matters on a cricket field.

Tendulkar was all for the increased use of 'Hot Spot' technology -- which establishes the first point of contact of the ball -- for making accurate decisions and taking off the pressure from the on-field officials.

"For the caught behind and all, the Hot Spot will come. Close in catches, again the Hot Spot will come. For the bowled you don't need a machine, so only the LBW decisions is what the umpire has to concentrate on," Tendulkar said.

"It is tough for the umpires to watch the no-balls and watch what's happening in the front. For the basic line decisions you have to have to have a laser or something like that… the no-ball like tennis you can call it with a machine," he told 'India Today'.

Tendulkar was impressed with the results of the Hot Spot technology and said it could also be used for making the bat-pad decision.