There is an article about the latest cricket controversy in today’s International Herald Tribune. It concerns an incident of ‘ball-tampering’ by a Pakistani bowler in an England/Pakistan match that led to a forfeited match, diplomatic row and subsequent banishment of all other less important world affairs (such as the situation in Lebanon) to the back pages of the British newspapers. The article indicates in its title that cheating in cricket does not happen – a fact that any follower of the game knows not to be true. It may “not be cricket” but it does happen and there have been notable incidents in recent years involving players gambling on the outcome of the game (as in betting against their own side) and various drug and sex scandals (the reality of cricket far belies its staid reputation). For anyone interested in researching the laws of cricket, there is a multitude of sources. The enty in Wikipedia looks as good a place to start as any.