Hawk-Eye Goal-Line Tech Approved for Premier League Next Season

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Premier League has given the go-head for for goal-line sensor tech, with the proven Hawk-Eye system set to be introduced for the 2013/14 season. Seven cameras in each goal will ensure "millimetre accurate" tracking of the ball, taking some of the guesswork out of controversial did it/didn't it moments.

The FA and other footballing bodies have been trialling Hawk-Eye and other goal-line sensor systems for years, with this tool, which instantly notifies the ref should a ball cross the line, finally winning the English vote. Wembley and all 20 Premier League clubs will install the British-made (but now Sony-owned) sensor tech, with the first official use coming at August’s Community Shield. [BBC]