Freedom of Speech and Winning at Sport

Freedom of speech and sport are not paired too often, but this column by Paul Edwards does just that.

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Edwards argues that cricket commentary is being unduly effected by commercial arrangements. Being ostensibly journalists, they should have a degree of autonomy to allow for critical analysis.

That autonomy is called into question when commercial arrangements are in place.

Perhaps to improve their credibility, the commentators need to stay out of the pavilion.