Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pulling the wool over our eyes

It's hard to comment on a game that is losing all credibility. Now every time a captain makes a wrong move or a batsman plays a false shot or a bowler gets tonked around, the first thought will be if it was fixed. Hansie Cronje's mysterious death and now Woolmer's leave no doubt about the magnitude of the stakes. The string of top cricketers' names linked to fixing gets longer and few are inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt. This fixation with betting is turning a beautiful game into a WWF show.

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