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The gentleman's game

Cricket is one of those rare sports where integrity counts for more than winning


Udit Misra
At the heart of the ball-tampering controversy is the question whether cricket is anymore the gentleman’s game. For many, the fact that Steven Smith and David Warner, not just the Australian captain and vice-captain, respectively, but also easily their best and most experienced cricketers, planned to tamper with the ball as a way to win and then involved the young Cameron Bancroft as well is conclusive proof that cricket isn’t anything like what one would imagine a gentleman’s game to be.

For many others, this episode presents nothing new. It only reaffirms their belief that cricket never was a gentleman’s game,
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First Published: Mar 31 2018 | 12:46 AM IST

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