Publicity not always a good thing in sport

By Paul Thomas In Sport

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17th January, 2013
Top-level men’s sport is often synonymous with men behaving badly. Its capacity to generate controversy and scandal is one reason men’s sport commands so much more media attention than women’s. For the past two months, men’s cricket has had an avalanche of publicity that has had little to do with the Black Caps’ on-field performances, except insofar as they reflect the destabilising effects of a culture lacking “integrity, trust, honesty and accountability”. That’s straight from the horse’s mouth – New Zealand Cricket director of cricket John Buchanan. A close reading ...

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