Cricket Isn’t The 100m Sprint

I couldn’t agree more with this article panning the Anti-Doping commission intruding in cricket.

So much for the disease. What about the cure? WADA developed stringent and zealous procedures in the context of athletics, and rightly so. But one size does not fit all. To apply rules designed for athletics and apply them to cricket is disproportionate and potentially destructive.

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9 Comments on “Cricket Isn’t The 100m Sprint”

  1. Saggy Green Says:

    Yeah, agreed. Still unconvinced how any drug can make you bowl a better outswinger, or make you stop nicking to first slip.

  2. Padraic Says:

    Agreed. Warney’s sentence was a joke. The only possible use of steroid in cricket is for fast bowlers, and even than, it is dubious.

  3. Yobbo Says:

    Well, not really.

    Steroid use can be very helpful in recovering from injuries faster.

    But I don’t see any reason why that shouldn’t be allowed. Surely having the best players fit and playing is better for the game then having them sitting on the sidelines.

  4. I reckon I know someone wot is on the gear. Surname might start with “W”. Rhymes with “corner”.

    Like Jerry Seinfeld says: NTTAWWT. Just thought I’d mention it.
    Erm… that will be all, carry on.

  5. Yobbo Says:

    Regardless of whether you think there’s anything wrong with it or not, saying such a thing about a professional sportsman is defamation and could get you sued BR, even on the internet.

  6. My mum got sued on the internet.

  7. Bill Says:

    Didn’t know you could detect a ‘phone call from an Indian bookie from a urine test?? (but I guess medical science has moved on since my day).

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