Drugs in cricket

Performance-enhancing drugs aren’t common (as far as we know) in cricket. In football, athletics and basketball – yes – but not cricket. Not yet, anyway.

Tim May, the chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), has said in this month’s Wisden Cricketer magazine players may be forced to use drugs in an effort to sustain themselves, given the amount of cricket they play.

You only have to look at the doping record in baseball to see that recovery, not enhanced power, is the motivation for most drug misuse. The more we push players the more they might look at options.”

Worrying indeed. Thoughts?

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