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How would you investigate and report on a rift in a team?
Rumours, denials, sniping, acceptance, and a whole lot of confusion. Can you get to the bottom of it?
Your editor asks you the best way to approach this story. You say:
Like Perry Mason would
Like Mossad would
It is believed that punches were thrown in the dressing room. How would you confirm it?
Look for signs of mental strain and trauma among the players
Ask tough questions and refuse to take no for an answer
Check the footage from the hidden cameras you placed there
Two players, rumoured to be at the centre of the controversy, hold a joint press conference in which they declare their love and admiration for each other. What do you do?
Hack their Facebook accounts to see if they are still "friends"
Write the report based on what can be gleaned from their expressions
Make them tell you ten things they love about each other and then proceed to disprove each based on their past actions
Two players are arguing on the field. How do you find out what it's about?
Attach a listening device to the Spidercam
Under harsh lighting in a room with a two-way mirror
The board sends the captain a letter telling him to stop making anonymous calls to the vice-captain's mother saying her son is raging alcoholic. How do you access the letter?
Surely it's of national importance. Ask for it to be presented in court as evidence
Ask to interview the captain and then play a word-association game with him to confirm the contents of the letter
Pretend to be room-service
The vice-captain has plenty to rant about. How do you get in on it?
Ask him to lie on a couch and tell you his problems
Tap his telephone line
Get him to write it as an affidavit
A player comes to practice with a black eye. He says he fell down the stairs. How do you find out the truth?
Dress as a nurse, take an ice-pack and tut sympathetically as he pours his heart out
Search among the squad for those who look shifty-eyed
What headline would you give for a story about the captain and vice-captain publicly bad-mouthing each other?
Licence to kill
If you were looking for a whistleblower to out the team's shenanigans, what sort of person would you pick?
One who's unaware he can't be subpoenaed for answering questions about his team-mates
One who can be blackmailed
The one who's picked on the most in the team
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A triumphant Lord's return
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A match that transcended the ordinary
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Rubel replaces Shahid in preliminary squad
Maddinson 80 gives New South Wales 269
Holland five-for bundles out Tasmania
Two United Bank players injured in hotel fire
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Ambiguity in death
The Cricket Monthly December issue
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The players are specialising more than ever. Why aren't the coaches? By
'I had to choose between cricket and tennis. Think I made the right one'
On the Road:
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It's not true till it's in the papers tomorrow
The joys of reading about a game the next day in print
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