More Civil Societies with Eva Cox: It’s just not Cricket
“It’s a perceived betrayal of what are seen of our values of a fair go”
As the test cricket scandal enters its second week of notoriety, Eva Cox endeavors to provide some much-needed context to the scandal’s enduring relevance across the nation.
Tracing the game’s development throughout the 19th century, Eva Cox shows how the phrase “It’s just not cricket” developed in response to the high standards of gentlemanly conduct expected by the sport.
Exploring the degeneration of this ideal, Eva Cox asks if this, in the public’s mind, represents a broader degeneration of the standards of sacred institutions. If so, what does this mean for the continual health and civility of our society?