New Delhi: In an age when drones are making waves in all spheres of life, be it filming marriages, security and surveillance and even shooting various movements from the security point of view, now cricket too will have its drone moment.
It is now official news that with a few basic approvals cleared, from this year onwards, the drone will be used for live aerial cinematography of cricket matches being held in India.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have given conditional permission to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The request for the use of drones to film cricket matches had been made by the BCCI and M / s Quidich to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Cricket matches will be filmed by Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the drone ecosystem is developing rapidly in the country. Its use extends from agriculture, health care and disaster management to sports and recreation.
The Drone Rule 2021 is in the final stages of discussion with the Law Ministry. An approval is expected by March 2021. BCCI will have to get approval from institutions like Local Administration, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs and Airport Authority of India before using it.