All bets off
THE RECENT revelation that my beloved sport of volleyball had become the target of international online betting forced me to do some research on the scourge, not to get a piece of the pie, but to get those international cooks away from my kitchen.
While research indicated that there is little that the Barbados Volleyball Association can do to stop the betting, I believe that information makes our constituents and fellow associations aware of the existence and ramifications of such vile practices.
Therefore, I was surprised that cricket, which has led the way in recent times in scandals involving gambling, can have a president naively stating that as far as he was aware, his sport was clean.
I needed to find out why an international group would use our domestic competitions as the target for their betting and, boy, did I discover a lot. The results of our matches can be considered honest betting. That oxymoron indicates that there was little chance of our players and officials,