Sportsmanship in decline for years
DEAR Editor, How ironic is it that the Australian cricket team have been slammed for cheating at cricket.
Study the life story of Donald Bradman, the Australian cricketer who became a batting genius. Now read the story of Bodyline – his trial by fire. Learn of the pride and courage that great cricketers share with generals and politicians.
Beat Bradman and we have won, said England cricket captain Douglas Jardine, and from that moment the world of sport changed. It was no longer merely something to be enjoyed. That was 1932. Since then the ethics in sport have slowly decreased.
It was 86 years ago that the England cricket team, playing against Australia, challenged the meaning of the word ‘sportsmanship’.
Eddie Sanders, Pheasey Estate