This time its the sport of cricket that is tainted by the those wishing to shortcut the road to success – members of the Australian cricket team.
A right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most.
These people seem to forget that talent is one thing, but to achieve success and continue success, takes hard work and commitment.
Hard work for many means honorably competing in the pursuit of excellence only to the age of 35-40. They have at least another lifetime to enjoy their highly valuable privilege.
It could be said that the high entertainment value, fame, and sustained success of top sportspeople is because of their hard work and dedication. Fans know it takes continuous hard work and dedication to be a winner without abuse of privilege. Fans admire such achievement.
Sporting privilege pays many of them very well, both financially and socially. They become roll models to the young and aspiring. They bestow their families with high respect and regard from their community.
Misuse of privilege so often results in great pain to family and close associates.
For sportspeople their paramount responsibility is to the sport, themselves, fans and supporters through the commitment to their talent and ability without taking unfair competitive advantage.
Where is the honour in winning, if its achieved unfairly with use of the dark art of CHEATING?