Dangerous sports and obvious risks: Anyone for cricket?

James Corkery

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Dangerous sports contribute noble attributes to society and promote social cohesion. Cricket is a sport in point. It is capable, too, of being a dangerous sport, with athletes hurling the hard cricket ball at speeds in excess of 180 kph – or 100 mph. So cricket can be hazardous: cricket can injure. Should the law regulate for every risky situation and underwrite every recreational injury? Or should society tolerate, perhaps encourage, dangerous sports, because their benefits outweigh the costs?
Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalSports Law eJournal
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2011


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