SYDNEY (AP) — The controversial decision-review technology HotSpot won't be used by Australian television's Nine Network for the Ashes series against England.
Nine confirmed on its website Thursday that negotiations with the technology's Australian inventor, Warren Brennan, had broken down.
It follows a mixed performance by the system in England with several controversial decisions and allegations of players using tape to fool the infrared camera, which uses heat readings to detect ball contact. The technology costs about $250,000 for the test series.
The decision-review system (DRS) came under heavy criticism from both sides in England, where the home side retained the Ashes.
The International Cricket Council last month announced it had formed a working group to consider how to improve the DRS.
The first of five Ashes tests begins Nov. 21 in Brisbane.