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In the Yorkshire Post, Chris Waters suggests that it is the professionals who need to be reminded about the virtues of fair play rather than the children who were the focus of a recent survey into cheating in sport.
It is all very well telling them they should win and lose graciously. But unless that ethos starts at the top - with the professional sportsmen themselves - it is surely an enterprise doomed to failure. For the simple fact is that children copy what they see on television; they imitate the way their heroes behave.
Unmukt Chand, captain of India's Under-19 World Cup winning team, may be the toast of the country right now but back in his college he's just another student paying the price for skipping classes. Chand, 19, a first-year Arts student in New Delhi's prestigious St Stephen's College, has not been promoted to the second year as he does not have the required attendance. "There is no way he can be promoted. The rules don't permit that," Valson Thampu, St Stephen's principal, told DNA. "We've not detained him. Unmukt detained himself."
Unmukt was admitted to the college last year under the sports quota but cricketing engagements meant he was not able to meet the minimum attendance stipulated by the college. His lawyers say the college cannot be so strict on the attendance for students admitted via a sports quota, but Unmukt hopes the situation will get resolved soon. "I shouldn't sit here and say that the college should change its rules just because we have won the Under-19 World Cup," he said. "They have helped me a lot in the past. I have been in touch with the sports teacher and principal. I hope things are sorted out."
Kieran Gray is only 11 years old and yet he might already have enjoyed the most memorable day of his cricketing life.
Kieran, who plays for Maidenhead & Bray's U13 side, a picturesque Berkshire ground on the banks of the River Thames, took a wicket with every ball of an over - inviting speculation from club officials that the feat might never have been achieved before in a competitive match.
He was surely the first bowler to be removed from the attack after taking six wickets in an over. As other juniors got a chance to bowl, he preserved remarkable figures of 1-1-0-6.
The first five batsmen from Taplow CC were all bowled and, with tension rising on the banks of the Thames, his sixth ball was struck straight to cover. Taplow, 0-6 after one over, were all out for 21 and lost by 131 runs.