European Cricket Network is proud to announce a partnership with Fulltrack AI, “The New Face of Cricket.”
Available using just a single iPhone, Fulltrack AI technology can provide ball tracking graphics, pitch maps, speeds and other key data points to totally enhance the broadcast experience. Currently rolling out at the Dream11 European Cricket Championship, fast bowlers, in particular, are curious to test their bowling speeds during the high-octane T10 matches and intervals at the Cartama Oval in Spain.
Fulltrack's patent-pending Artificial Intelligence technologies have been developed by Harvard and MIT Computer Science graduates who previously developed software for Google, Microsoft and Boeing amongst others. Aided by the power of advanced AI anytime, anywhere in your pocket, Fulltrack AI can be seamlessly integrated into any broadcast or video production.
“Our goal is to create a versatile product that can be used across both broadcasting and training. The beauty of our tracking technology and USP is that can be run on just a single iPhone. Partnering with the European Cricket Network gives us an opportunity to bring our technology to the masses, said Vivek Jayaram, CEO of Fulltrack AI.
A Harvard graduate with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Vivek is a former ACC USA All Star cricketer with a genuine passion for the game. In the past, he was heavily involved in building state of the art ball and player tracking systems for the NBA (Basketball) and England’s Premier League. (Football / Soccer).
Fulltrack AI Chief Product Officer, Arjun Verma, met Vivek during his three-year spell as Captain of Harvard’s cricket team. A seasoned cricketer as well, Arjun has trained with the likes of Andre Russell and Ross Taylor in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). “Analysis of data and videos over time empowers players, coaches and parents to easily identify strengths and weaknesses, supercharging any cricketer’s game,” Arjun said.
Fulltrack’s partnership trio is completed by Lead Engineer, Brogan McPartland. A former USA Division 1 and Harvard Football's 2020 MVP, Brogan brings a dynamic collegiate athlete's perspective to Fulltrack's engineering and design. “Fulltrack's patent-pending AI automatically stores ball-by-ball videos and can record the pitch map, speed and swing, amongst other data points, for each player with no dead time,” he said.
“Cricket in Europe has rapidly changed from no tech to low tech to now being a 360-degree digital network of lights, cameras, action, content and digital fan engagement seen by the world,” said Daniel Weston, Founder of the European Cricket Network.
“This has resulted in a 40x increase in the coverage of matches from the ECN in the last two years. I am incredibly proud to work with Vivek and his team, it could be said that Vivek is the smartest cricket captain on the planet, considering he was the captain of the Harvard University First XI. That is someone I want to be on the team with!
“By partnering with Fulltrack AI, it is our first venture combining Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence into cricket. We are extremely excited about this whole new direction into how we continue to grow and promote the game”.
For more information on this fantastic Fulltrack AI technology go to their website.