View Full Version : Too much cricket might lead to doping !!!!

June 20, 2006, 01:02 PM
There has a been a lot said about the rigorous FTP scheduling where some players are complaingin about too much cricket. Recently Tim May has said that too much cricket might lead to increase drug abuse in cricket. The link for the full story is below.

Personally I think it is a lot of crap that the amouont of cricket can lead to more drug abuse. Infact I see this in a different perspective. The players worldwide are being paid huge amounts of money for cricket and in the world where the motto is " survival of the fittest" they are expected to perform in every match however gruelling the schedule is. If for some reason some player cannot cope with it they always have the option of making themselves unavailable for certain tours. This would in turn give chances to more players to represent the national teams and this would only increase the reserve strength of all the teams in the world thus making the game more competetive. Just because of pressure you cannot try to justify the excess use of drugs for recovery or even imply that it would lead to drug use. Pressure is there in all walks of life and in all professions. That is why the professionals who can handle the pressure more earns more. Same should go with the players. They are professional players and the ones who can handle the pressures will be earning a greater name for himself along with more money. What are your views on the topic " too much cricket" and the allegation that it might lead to greater drug abuse ??

June 20, 2006, 04:15 PM
They completely missed the other side of the equation. And that is:

too little cricket can generate frustration, lack of income, lots of idle time, and therefore can lead to more drug abuse for players, executives, as well as for fans.

June 20, 2006, 07:56 PM
ICC is interesting in making money. and they will have some anti-doping policy like FIFA has now