Highly controversial Hot Spot technology will not be used in the upcoming Ashes series which will take place for the second time in the same year.

The decision has been taken after the Hot Spot was highly criticised in the last Ashes that took place in England. 

The options left for the umpire are ‘Eagle Eye’, audio device ‘Snickometer’ and slow-motion replays as the remaining tools available to the Third Umpire when making close decisions.

“It’s their decision and that’s what’s been communicated to us. As far as I’m concerned, it is final,” Brennan was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“We’re just moving on with things. Channel Nine have got a new deal with Cricket Australia which I know has cost them a lot more money.

I gather there had to be some restructuring of costs.

“The disappointing thing for us is that Cricket Australia didn’t engage at all with us to try and come on board and help with this situation.

He added that it was Channel Nine's responsibility.

There were reports emerging that the players use tape and cover the bat to prevent the Hot Spot from working - as the system works on detection of heat caused by friction when the ball comes into contact with the bat.

This was after Australia complained to the ICC about the bizarre decision to give Usman Khawaja out at Old Trafford using Hot Spot, despite replays seeming to clearly show the batsman wasn’t.

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