Pakistan betting scandal only a symptom of cricket’s wider disease (via The armchair sports fan)

For all you need to know about the crisis affecting the international cricket community (and sport in general), look now further than Tim Liew’s blog on the subject.

Take it away, Tim.

Pakistan betting scandal only a symptom of cricket's wider disease One of the things that makes sport such a compelling spectacle is the knowledge that you are watching teams or individuals striving to produce the best possible performance they can and defeat their opponents. Or so we are led to believe. The exposure of the doping culture which is prevalent in many sports has done much to undermine fans' belief in their idols, but at least it can be rationalised that they are still trying to win, albeit by illeg … Read More

via The armchair sports fan

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