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The Instant Review System in Badminton Sport

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The Instant Review System or The Hawk Eye.
(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoncentral.com)

The Instant Review System, also called as ‘Hawk Eye‘, the latest innovation in badminton sport, makes the best use of technology to the core for the benefit of the badminton game.

Badminton is a sport that contains high level of passion, commitment, aggression, emotion and also an added vigour to it. whenever a rally gets a wrong line call from an line umpire after a hard fought rally, the player gets frustrated, and may even occur as a turning point to lose or win his game of badminton to his opponent at a crucial juncture, often the player distracts away from the game or even has a chance to have a heated argument with the line judge.

So, to avoid such circumstances, the BWF Council agreed introducing an Experimental Law allowing player’s to challenge linecalls when an ‘Instant Review System’ is in operation on that Court.

The Instant Review System comprises ultra slow motion cameras focused down the court lines which sends images to a control position near the Referee. The Umpire signals the operator whenever a player challenges for a line call and the operator will display the images to the Referee, to be played at different speeds and stopped frame by frame. He/she will then decide to uphold the Linejudges/Umpires decision or can overturn it.

The system makes use of an ultra-slow motion instant replay which will provide the information for the Referee to decide immediately whenever the shuttle lands and the call made by the line judge (or Umpire overrule), and before the commencement of the serve for the next rally.

When challenging a line call, the player should clearly say ‘Challenge’ to the Umpire, also by raising one’s hand or arm at the same time.However, a player or pair has only two rights to challenge line calls or Umpire overules of line calls per match.

If a line call, after review, is found correct against the players challenge, then the player/pair loses one right to challenge.

If the player/pair incorrectly challenged twice then they lose any further right to challenge during the match.

If the player/pair’s lin call challenge is successful, then they retain the right to challenge and do not lose it.

This setup is active while the game is live and provides instant results for the total arena satisfaction thus avoiding any further discripencies.

Indian Badminton Players World Rankings as on 23rd September 2015

The following are the latest rankings of the leading Indian Badminton Players of all categories issed by the BWF on 23-September-2015.

Men’s Singles:

  1. Kidambi Srikanth [5] — Down by 1 Position. (Points: 98681).
  2. Parupalli Kashyap [8] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 57981).
  3. H.S. Prannoy [16] — Down by 1 Position. (Points: 45820).
  4. Ajay Jayaram [25] — Up by 7 Positions. (Points: 40380).
  5. B. Sai Praneeth [35] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 32880).
  6. R. M. V. Gurusaidutt [43] — Down by 2 Positions. (Points: 27820).
  7. Anand Pawar [61] — Down by 1 Position. (Points: 22610).
  8. Sameer Verma [99] — Down by 3 Positions. (Points: 17090).

Women’s Singles:

  1. Saina Nehwal [1] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 82792).
  2. P.V. Sindhu [13] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 47070).
  3. Sili Rane [62] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 21850).
  4. P.C. Thulasi [66] — Up by 1 Position. (Points: 21390).
  5. Tanvi Lad [107] — Down by 2 Positions. (Points: 14960).

Men Doubles:

  1. Mannu Attri/B. Sumeet Reddy [19] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 41580).
  2. Pranav Jerry Chopra/ Akshay Dewalkar [34] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 31586).
  3. Shlok RAMCHANDRAN/Sanyam SHUKLA [101] — Down by 2 Poisitions. Points: 11990).
  4. Alwin Francis/Arun Vishnu [106] — Down by 2 Positions. (Points: 11570).

Women’S Doubles:

  1. Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwala Gutta [11] — Down by 1 Position. (Points: 46314).
  2. Pradnya Gadre/Neelakurhi Sikki Reddy [31] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 30890).
  3. Dhanya Nair/ Mohita Sahdev [81] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 14500).
  4. Aparna Balan/Prajaktha Sawanth [115] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 10310).
  5. J. Meghana/K. Maneesha [123] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 9490).

Mixed Doubles:

  1. Tarun Kona/Neelakurhi Sikki Reddy [50] — Down by 1 Poistion. (Points: 23930).
  2. Vladimir IVANOV (Russia)/Ashwini PONNAPPA (India) [75] — Down by 3 Positions. (Points: 16070).
  3. Arun Vishnu/Aparna Balan [76] — Down by 3 Positions. (Points: 15930).
  4. Akshay Dewalkar/ Pradnya Gadre [83] — Remains in the same Position. (Points: 13960).

Govt Sports Quota job in High Court – Rajasthan


Published an advertisement on 08th Sept, 2015 at official website of www.hcraj.nic.in OR different employment newspapers.

Name & Sum of Posts: Rajasthan High Court has total One Hundred and Thirteen (113) unemployed posts as following category wise.

  1. Junior Personal Assistant (Sports Quota) (02- Vacancies).

Age Bar: Candidates should have at least eighteen (18) years of age but not above from thirty five (35) years as cut off from 01st Jan, 2016. Candidates if have valid caste proof will receive the benefit of upper age relaxation.

Educational Eligibility Norms: Candidates should have Bachelor Degree (Graduation) with knowledge of Computer OR Stenography.

Mode of Selection: The final appointment will be done on the base of Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and personal interview followed by verification of original documents and medical fitness test.

Recruitment Fees: Candidates of GEN/ OBC (Creamy Layer) caste & Other State’s candidates will pay Rs.100, and ST/ SC/ Widow/ Divorced Females & PH of Rajasthan State will pay Rs.25 through E-Mitra, OR Online Mode.

Way to Submit the Application Form: The requests of job seekers are received only with the use of internet at the authorized website of Rajasthan High Court i.e. www.hcraj.nic.in.

Important Dates: Candidates can apply online from 11th Sept, 2015 to 06th Oct, 2015. The closing date to pay the examination fees is 05th Oct, 2015.

Official Notification

Online Apply Here

Instructions to Apply

Guidelines for Paying Fees by CSC & E-Mitra

Instructions for Online Paying Fees