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Sri Lanka Cricket launches stadium technology initiative

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) national governing body has launched a new stadium technology initiative to coincide with India’s ongoing tour of the country.

SLC has partnered with ITW Consulting and Technology Frontiers on the initiative, which is designed to enhance the stadium experience for supporters.

As part of the new offering, enhanced signage technology has been installed at the 35,000-capacity Galle International Stadium, where the first of three Tests took place last week. The signage showcased statistics, celebrations and social media posts.

The Test also featured what SLC claims is the world’s largest sightscreen in HD, as well as crowd-facing LEDs for the first time.

Two drones were also used at the stadium to provide overhead visuals of the action and audience shots.

SLC said the technology would be implemented for the remainder of India’s tour, which continues this week.

SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said: “We are pleased that our broadcast partner Sony Pictures Networks have co-partnered with ITW and Techfront to improve the experience (of) the game for fans. Experiences don’t get much bigger than the matches and our whole objective is to ensure that fans have access to the latest in-stadia technology and innovation.

“We are indeed excited to see this new technology showcased in Sri Lanka, especially in an important bilateral series such as this which will have the sub-continent on its toes.”

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