Do crazy earnings place pressure on international cricketers to cheat?
It’s been two days since Australian Test cricketer Cameron Bancroft was caught cheating on camera - in front of a packed crowd at Newlands in Cape Town.
When confronted by the umpires he compounded his team’s woes by trying to hide the yellow sticky tape (which he used to pick up rough granules off the pitch) in the front of his pants – all while a zooming camera kept a beady eye.
International cricketers earn more than ever; are these massive financial incentives changing behaviour, and making it easier to cheat?
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Khokhela Consulting MD Laurence Grubb.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
…If there’s far too much riding on wining at all cost… you’re going to encourage misbehaviour on the field.Laurence Grubb
…It’s got to be in the nature of the person to cheat, or win at all costs…Laurence Grubb
In Australia the second most important person in the country is the captain [of the cricket team], after the Prime Minister.Laurence Grubb
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