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Is cricket on it’s way to becoming a contact sport?

Who can ever forget Lillee kicking Miandad and Miandad rushing at him with his bat?


A relic of a bygone era?

Sample this.

Why has cricket descended into this poor advertisement for WWF ?

The simple answer is that the ICC is a limp organisation with no teeth. Fines mean nothing to these players. Something more drastic needs to be done before the gentleman’s game disappears for good. 

Try banning a misbehaving player for two months for proven verbal abuse and a year or longer for players who are judged to have made intentional physical contact or threatened the physical well-being of an opposition player and see how quickly teams drop the macho act. Cricket may even go back to being a game of bat and ball! 

Michael Clarke recently spoke about England and Australia “head-butting the line” but not crossing it.

What does that even mean?

What is this line?

Who has drawn it and who polices it?

Are head-butts next?

Berlin, GERMANY:  A photo taken 09 July 2006 shows French midfielder Zinedine Zidane (L) gesturing after head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup 2006 final football match between Italy and France at Berlin?s Olympic Stadium.  AFP PHOTO  JOHN MACDOUGALL  (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

If kids are watching, unplug the TV.


  1. Nah – this isn’t supposed to be a contact sport. Just bad behaviour. This should be shut down asap. I think out of the more popular spots, tennis has gained a good professional image because of the high fines and other punishment payable for bad behaviour. It’s really about time cricket and football do too. This is not professional behaviour worthy of professional sportspeople.

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