Headingley to Become First Cricket Stadium With Retractable Roof
Technology is growing in the modern era of cricket and the D/L system of deciding matches has been used from a long time without using a lot of technology.
In the CWC 2019 to be held in England we might just see the D/L not being used even if it rains in Headingly as it is planned to build a roof over the top of the stadium which is retractable.
Called the All Sip Roof system, this helps the roof cover the whole playing area and will prevent wet conditions/rain from hampering the play. Theroof, it is understood, will be in place at least before Cricket World Cup 2019 if not before the Ashes Test against Australia in 2017.
The Headingly has a huge history with the first Test match played here as back as in the year 1899. Home to Yorkshire CC, this part of the UK has seen many matches over the years abandon due to bad playing conditions. This project may put an end to these problems.
Even though this is the first cricket stadium to have a roof as such it is not the first sporting stadium to have a retractable roof. The AT&T arena In Texas has a retractable roof with a capacity of 105,000 people. The center court at Wimbledon and the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne have retractable roofs in place.
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