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In light of former New Zealand batsman Craig Spearman's revelation on his addiction to gambling, Steve James, writing in the Telegraph, points to the seriousness of the issue, and the need for help to cricketers having problems that affect them psychologically.
We all enjoy a flutter - nearly three-quarters of the general adult population do apparently - and it has never been easier to do so. Everywhere you turn, there seems to be an invitation to make a bet. For most that is not a problem. But for about one per cent of the population, for roughly 451,000 people, it is not. It is a dangerous addiction.
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