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Cheating often involves one or two individuals, and often it happens in isolation.
This past week we in Australia have been disappointed to hear of our national cricket team cheating in the current series being played in South Africa.
Some might say what’s the fuss over a game?
For many of us, cricket is synonymous with being Australian.
We grew up playing in our back yards, later we played in competitions within our local communities and all the while we looked up to our national team, they were our heroes, playing a game held up to be a challenge between bat and ball but always played fair.
If we were not good enough on the day, then we lost, and there was always next week to look forward to.
Our current team has ripped that ideal away from us. They conspired to flout the rules of the game and bring shame on us all.
Cricket is a game with a great history. Wonderful players are remembered and revered no matter what country they have come from.
Today our sense of fairness, playing a game for the fun of playing is in tatters.
I can only hope the players who survive this disgrace are able to resurrect the passion we all feel for this wonderful game.