A lip reader manages to read the arguments between the Umpire and the Manager, ni a Baseball Game.
I think this should be developed and transmitted Live in all games, including Cricket.
“People always want to know whether there’s a magic word. Is it ‘cocksucker’? Is it ‘asshole’? No. The magic word is ‘you.’”—Umpire Gary Cederstrom, as quoted in As They See ‘Em: A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires, by Bruce Weber
* * *I’ve been deaf since before I can remember and grew up using hearing aids, which made me adept at lip reading, an ability I still rely on heavily. It’s difficult for me to explain how exactly I lip read (How exactly do you hear?), but I’ve been known to be skilled at it, even among my peers.
Although it comes naturally for me given my hearing impairment, lip reading isn’t easy, and it doesn’t result in complete comprehension: only about 35 percent of actual speech is visible on the lips. Lip reading can be done only when paired with context. What is the general subject matter? How does this person usually talk? What is their body language? If someone is angry, you can make adjustments for that. Having a strong grasp on the language is crucial as well, so your brain can automatically fill in gaps with sentences that fit the situation. The ability to think ahead to what is likely to be said also plays a major part.