GLT system Hawk-Eye given 'go ahead' by Premier League

London, Apr 12 (ANI): British goal-line technology (GLT) company Hawk-Eye, which has been awarded the contract to provide the system in football matches, has been given the go-ahead by the Premier League (PL) to introduce the technology from the 2013-14 season.

Top-flight clubs voted to adopt the system during a meeting of the 20 chairmen of the PL, with England's Football Association to install a system at Wembley Stadium in time for the Community Shield in August, the BBC reports.

Welcoming the PL move, England manager Roy Hodgson said that the move will prevent 'gross injustices' affecting results, adding that the football fraternity has been awaiting the GLT for a long time.

According to the report, the installation of the system for the 17 PL clubs, who are avoiding relegation, and the three teams promoted from the Football League, is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.

Although Stoke City chairman Peter Coates welcomed the decision, he, however, expressed his doubts as to whether the use of the technology should be extended to look at other areas, such as offside decisions.

Coates further said that he feared that the system may turn the simplicity and the free-flowing nature of the game into a more hardcore system like a rugby game.

Hawk-Eye, which uses seven cameras per goal to detect the ball, has claimed that its system is 'millimeter accurate' and will ensure that no broadcast replays can disprove the decision, the report added. (ANI)


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