A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size We know about the issues that cricket has faced. The ball-tampering scandal ruined the standards of the current Australian men’s cricket team, taking away key players because of their illegal insistence to win. It led to Dave Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft being ostracised into months of exile, treated like criminals due to their arrogant disregard of time-honoured rules and ethics. The dust hasn’t fully settled, yet it is widely recognised that Australian cricket’s culture crisis bubbled over in Johannesburg on that fateful day. But is cricket the only sport with these kinds of cultural issues? We see it on an annual basis. Well-paid individuals like Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios rely on a lack of training and a year spent throwing tantrums and bridling themselves in some type of controversy when coming into the most important two-week home grand slam they face and receive warm welcomes until they are bundled out in a fit of anger. As the years progress, we have seen the tantrums increase to the point where they turn on their own compatriots, slamming Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt… Read full this story
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