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Hawk-Eye officials have admitted that an error was made when Pakistan opener Shan Masood was given out lbw during the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai.
It is understood that the officials held a meeting with Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and team manager Moin Khan at the International Cricket Council (ICC) office in Dubai last week. During the meeting, they admitted that the projection used by the Hawk-Eye system for the lbw decision was incorrect.
Masood was given out lbw off the bowling of New Zealand left-arm pace bowler Trent Boult in the 30th over on the final day of the Test match. When he decided to review the decision, Hawk-Eye surprisingly showed that the ball was clipping leg stump even after it had pitched right in front of it.
According to reports, Pakistan later asked the ICC if they could meet with Hawk-Eye officials to talk about the technology and Masood’s dismissal.
The Hawk-Eye officials explained that the blunder occurred due to a mistake made by the operator.