Wimbledon consider replacing line judges with an automated system for 2021 event

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Source : Sky Sports

Wimbledon’s organisers are considering replacing human line judges with an automated system for this year’s championships, in what would be a first in the 144-year history of the event. Tim Henman, who is a member of the All England Club committee, has said discussions are taking place over the possibility of removing line judges for the event, which starts on June 28.

“Our strategic vision is to ensure that Wimbledon maintains its position at the pinnacle of the sport, and as such, we will always review any innovations with interest, while taking care to maintain the unique quality, character and image of The Championships and ensure we have consulted fully on any change or introduction to understanding the implications for all our stakeholders.” an AELTC statement read. “The highly skilled individuals who make up the officiating community are not only vital to the delivery of The Championships, they play a key role in the fabric of the sport.”

 

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