The Northern Territory news Tue 27 Mar 2018
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TUESDAY MARCH 27 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA JASON WALLS As the world turns its eyes to Queensland for the sporting event of the year, get your guide to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Enjoy 16 pages packed with the events to watch, the Aussies on the rise and an EXCLUSIVE Kieren Perkins column including his tips for the top performers in the pool. Dont miss your copy on Wednesday, March 28 in The NT News. YOUR GUIDE TO GC2018 SPECIAL 16-PAGE LIFTOUT CRISISCRICKET Aussies no role models for juniors THE ball-tampering crisis engulfing Australian cricket couldnt have come at a worse time for Territory cricketers with the start of the 2018 season just weeks away. As the junior and senior sides prepare to pull on the whites, local clubs have been pondering how they will explain the scandal to their young up-and-comers. The blatant cheating has removed much of the sheen from men previously looked up to as heroes, but Darwin Cricket Club junior co-ordinator Simon Dring said the youngsters love of the game would survive their heroes disgrace. The game is bigger than one person and one incident, he said. Mr Dring said the strong focus on fair play at the club would ensure the wrong lessons werent learned from Australias most senior players. I think the kids have generally got their heads screwed on and they would have seen what was going on and understand that its not the right thing, he said. I dont expect to see rolls of sandpaper in their kits any time soon. Johnston MLA Ken Vowles himself a former star under-19s batsman described the cheating as deeply disappointing and called for strong action from Cricket Australia. These players should be role models for the younger generations coming through, not bringing the game into disrepute, he said. Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland on Sunday Darkest day could cost millions NT,.News werefortpw
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