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English cricket team uses iPods for improvement

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2007 20:22 User comments (2)

English cricket team uses iPods for improvement Portable consumer electronics meant for entertainment such as Apple's iPod or Sony's PSP are often used for more beneficial reasons. While Sony is currently promoting the PSP as a platform that can also be used in Educational settings, the English cricket team is using iPods to research techniques both used by English players and the opposition.
Hoping to help plays improve their game, coaching staff have loaded iPods with clips with techniques from the opposition and English team for players to study. The dull Caribbean wickets mean England's usual swing and seam attack must come up with new ways of getting batsmen out, such as bowling slower balls and off-cutters.

Liam Plunkett, an English bowler, said he has been glued to the small iPod screen, hoping to come up with tactical ideas ahead of the opening Group C clash with New Zealand this Friday. "I have to practice the next few days but it will be right for Friday," he told reporters. "My swing has been taken away from me."

Source:
Reuters

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2 user comments

114.3.2007 8:48
adz_fahie
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helped lots with the ashes :D

218.3.2007 7:02
kishkash
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iPods won't help Englands cricketers, They will still play crap..

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