Cricket - Snicko employed during NZ series

The snickometer will be used as part of the decision review system for the remaining two Tests of New Zealand's three-match series against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council has confirmed.

The technology has been employed in the ongoing Ashes series between Australia and England and will now also be in action across the Tasman Sea for the games in Wellington from Wednesday and Hamilton from December 19 at the request of both teams.

An ICC statement read: "The RTS is not yet on the list of approved DRS technologies but the ICC commenced the process of evaluating it for inclusion following ICC Chief Executives' Committee's meeting in September during which broad support was shown for the new technology.

"The performance of the RTS during the New Zealand - West Indies series, and the current Ashes series, will form part of that evaluation."