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What is greed?

On the eve of another World Twenty20, Sir Ian Botham is worried for cricketís soul, telling BBC Five Live: "We had one in June in England, now there is another one in the Caribbean Ė itís greed." When ĎSirí Allen Stanford launched his ill-fated $20 million match in 2008, Botham stood behind Stanford and a plastic case full of cash. At that time, with the victorious team set to pocket $1 million each, Botham said: "Itís a real bonus for the players and one they should just go out there and enjoy ... What an opportunity for some of these guys."

Wisden Cricketer newletter, April 2010

Posted by Charlie Randall
26/04/2010 11:11:29
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