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Aussie cricketer warned for cocaine use

Staff Writers, Yahoo!7 October 23, 2012, 12:18 pm

Cricket Australia have cautioned an Australian cricketer over cocaine and alcohol use, reports The Australian.

The cricket governing body were alerted to an incident involving a prominent cricketer’s use of cocaine and alcohol last year.

Although the leading Australian cricketer admitted to partaking in the illicit substance, the player did not test positive and has been unofficially warned over the incident by Cricket Australia.

Because it was the player’s first offence, his name will be withheld. Cricket Australia were unwilling to give any further details.

"We are not in a position to comment - our principle is confidentiality," a Cricket Australia spokesperson told The Australian.

"The first response to a positive test, which we haven't had, would be in theory to work with the player in a confidential, professional and appropriate and medically focused manner."

It’s reported that the cricketer does not have a drug problem, he has since received counseling, and has ceased any similar activity to date.

If the player is involved in another drug-related incident, he stands to face further sanctions from Cricket Australia.

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  1. rob10:23pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Tony Abbott has passed his use by date and needs to go! What does he and his tired Opposition have to offer us? More of the failed Howard/Bush era “free” market policies that led to the present Global Financial Crisis? Highly likely since the Opposition's Howard era front bench remains largely unchanged (and unrepentant). No doubt, we will see much more exporting of Australian manufacturing jobs and scientific and technical skills overseas? More selling off our private and public capital (the latter accumulated by the efforts of generations of taxpayers) at bargain basement prices? More “free trade” agreements (where other countries sell freely on our markets but deny access to theirs)? And how will our new economy, based on financial services, work in a world where capital moves freely throughout global capital markets with governments powerless to monitor, let alone regulate such movements? Where will jobs come from in such “clever” industries where our graduates will be passed over in favor of tens of thousands of Chinese and Indian graduates (many trained in our universities) who are willing to come and work for lower wages than young Australians? At least, the Coalition is likely to create the best educated long term jobless underclass in Australia's history!

  2. Dave Smithson08:54pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    big deal, its just a bit of snuff anyone want roids or charlie ill hook you up. booyeah cricket is boring as bat #$%$ anyway.

  3. rob08:18pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Steven mustn't be feeling well. He would usually have cut and pasted his regular long winded anti "Aussie wanker" diatribe by this stage? His sedation must have finally started to work!

  4. jkun07:37pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    any money its watson

  5. Flipper07:01pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Not fair- how come if a footballer attends a street party and a gatecrasher has a few grains on his clothing- its FOOTBALL STAR ATTENDS DRUG PARTY". Personally, I don't need to know what a sportsperson does in his spare time, none of my business.

  6. Johnr005:42pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Give him the big a

  7. polecat05:15pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Aussies are druggies.

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  8. DOLLARS05:03pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    "admitted to partaking" Hey the Australian player snorted cocaine, drop him from the team. Doesn't set much of an example to sporting public etc... Grow some balls and make a tough decision!

  9. Janice04:12pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What an absolute prat...I thought grown ups represented the nation...

  10. Paul04:01pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh my god they have finally caught Lance Ponting.