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Hawk-Eye man offers it to Premier League for free!

The man behind Hawk-Eye says the technology is 100% accurate and so cost-effective he would install it in every Premier League ground for free. Paul Hawkins, managing director of Hawk-Eye Innovations, said the spin-off from sponsorship would more than cover the cost of installing and running the system.

The cost of installation would be between £125,000 and £250,000 per ground but Hawkins said: "We would install it free of charge in every Premier League ground if we could have the rights to sell the sponsorship.

"That just highlights that it is commercially viable and that the cost would not be an issue.

"For example in tennis Rolex pays to the All England Club a lot more than the All England Club pay to us!"

Blatter has suggested that Hawk-Eye may not be the answer because it is based on cameras and "cameras can't see everything" but Hawkins rejected that.

He added: "It's 100% accurate. Hawk-Eye has been independently tested by the Premier League and the International FA Board, and shown to work in all instances tested."

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