GLT GETS AN EARLY RUN-OUT IN SEMIS
THE EFL have confirmed that Goal-line Technology (GLT) is to be used at this season’s Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-finals, after proposals for its use next season in the Championship were confirmed at an EGM earlier this month.
Originally scheduled for ratification at June’s AGM, proposals were brought forward to provide sufficient time to install the required technical infrastructure, ahead of the start of the next league campaign. GLT has been operational at Premier League grounds since the 2013/14 season as well as in selected League Cup ties and at all play-off finals held at Wembley.
“The introduction of Goal-line Technology is a significant step forward for Championship clubs and reflects the importance of the outcome of every single game in the division,” said EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.
“We are extremely aware of the difficult decisions facing match officials and this will help them to make the right calls on goal-line incidents, even in the tightest of situations.
“Goal-line Technology has proven to be popular and effective in the Premier League as well as other mainstream sports. I am sure it will also be a welcome and useful addition to our broadcast coverage.”