Depression in Cricket

Great BBC discussion on depression in cricket, featuring M. Vaughan and M. Trescothick:

The England cricket team has now seen two players suffer breakdowns on tour in the last five years. Marcus Trescothick and Michael Yardy are the tip of a large iceberg, with depression and stress-related illnesses prevalent across the professional game. There is also a small but significant number who have taken their own lives.

Earlier in the year, I posted about Silence of the Heart, a book that examines this very subject with empirical data:

Cricket has an alarming suicide rate. For 30 years, author David Frith has collected data on this sad subject. This is an account of over 100 cricketers – involving top names over 100 years – who have taken their own lives, with an explanation of factors which led to their premature deaths. Can the shocking rate of self-destruction among cricketers be reduced? Can those who run the game do something to save its participants from this dreadful fate?
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