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Apr 1, 2013

Ryder assault had everything to do with alcohol

The Cordon: Soon after news of Jesse Ryder's terrible injuries made the news, we were assured by the NZCPA and Cricket Wellington that the violent assault on him was 'not an alcohol-related incident.'

Samir Chopra

Mar 30, 2013

The instinct of walking away

Cricinfo: Michael Jeh discusses the importance of training a cricketer's instincts to recognise and walk away from danger in public interactions

Mar 1, 2013

Cricket washed down with Australia's mess?

The Cordon: With the critical report published into Australian sport, Michael Jeh looks at how relevant the 10 points are to cricket

Michael Jeh

Feb 27, 2013

T20 vulnerable to Performance Enhancing Drugs

The Cordon: The game's shortest format can learn lessons from baseball in particular when it comes to the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Jon Hotten

Feb 14, 2013

Hot button cricket talk

The Cordon: Gideon Haigh joins Jarrod Kimber to discuss the ACC report, betting, drugs and TV deals

Jarrod Kimber

Jul 22, 2012

Time to close the Rahul-Parnell case

The Cordon: By all accounts, Rahul and Parnell did what a pair of young men might do in a big city once the working day is done

Samir Chopra

Jul 20, 2010

The drugs do work

Cricinfo: World cricket could be on the cusp of facing a huge drugs problem

Akhila Ranganna

Oct 30, 2009

Pardoning Agassi will allow other players to cross the line

Cricinfo: Grand slam champion Andre Agassi's admission to using drugs during his career is not only damaging for his reputation but for the sport itself, writes Harsha Bhogle in the Indian Express .

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Aug 21, 2009

'Viv's drug was his passion for cricket'

Cricinfo: While rubbishing former Pakistan batsman Qasim Omar's claims that Viv Richards used to take performance enhancing drugs in his time, his brother Mervyn Richards has said the only thing that kept him going was an undying passion for the game

Siddhartha Talya

Jul 14, 2008

Asif's tragedy is an indictment of Pakistan cricket

The Cordon: It is something of a fantasy to expect the Pakistan Cricket Board to be ranked with the world’s leading national sporting bodies

Kamran Abbasi

Jun 5, 2008

From McGrath to mug

The Cordon: Mohammad Asif is a passionate cricketer

Kamran Abbasi

Jul 2, 2007

WADA and out: no winners in the drugs scandal

The Cordon: Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif can heave a massive sigh of relief

Kamran Abbasi

Feb 20, 2007

What will Shoaib's drug test prove?

The Cordon: The fact that neither Shoaib nor Asif have yet taken the test seems incredible, and conspiracy theories were fuelled by Shoaib's outrageous behaviour last week

Kamran Abbasi

Dec 22, 2006

WADA yadda yadda

The Cordon: WADA's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is an unusual one in that it is bypassing cricket's ruling body

Kamran Abbasi

Dec 9, 2006

Divergence in doping policies will not work

Other: How can cricket operate with such a wide divergence in the doping policies of a national board and the body that runs cricket?

Nishi Narayanan

Dec 6, 2006

WADA: less hectoring, more supervision, better evidence

The Cordon: Thank you all for a tremendoud debate on this important issue

Kamran Abbasi

Dec 5, 2006

Justice is done

The Cordon: Kamran Abbasi supports the elimination of performance-enhancing drugs from sport but the authorities need to produce better diagnostic tests and stronger evidence to support the validity of their tests

Kamran Abbasi

Nov 16, 2006

Why a rush to judgment for Shoaib and Asif?

The Cordon: "Rush to Judgment" might be the title of a book about the conspiracies surrounding the assassination of JFK, but it's a phrase that also neatly sums up the first hearing into the alleged drug use by Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif

Kamran Abbasi

Nov 3, 2006

Sad but we had to make an example of Shoaib - Alam

Other: Intikhab Alam, one of the three-member panel that recommended the ban on Shoaib Akthar and Mohammad Asif, said he was sad but had no regrets about the decision

Nishi Narayanan

Nov 2, 2006

Shoaib: What an almighty waste

Other: The sight of Shoaib spreading his wings in celebration of a kill will become the stuff of legend, a DVD classic, a spook story that mothers will tell their would-be superstar children

Nishi Narayanan
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