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GPS tracking to help prevent injury for fast bowlers

Sports technology that can track and measure fatigue in cricket’s fast bowlers is being developed at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.

Fabian Garcia-Byrne, a PhD student with the university’s school of health sciences, is using global positioning technology to create a fatigue marker for fast bowlers. It will give team coaches a scientific measure to monitor player fitness and help prevent sports injuries.

“At the moment there is no objective marker of fatigue for fast bowlers. It’s pretty much down to the coach’s expertise to notice the signs but there is no scientific evidence to back it up. It is all very subjective,” he said in a university statement.

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