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Technological Battles

No body is naive enough to think that simply by saying so, athletes (and coaches and other staff) should only behave ethically when faced with opportunities which might provide them a competitive advantage and technically not being against the rules of the game. The latest seemingly simply example of this is the idea that cricketers would do something to their bat to hide the fact that they actually nicked the ball before being caught.  Apparently it is possible to reduce the 'heat signature' of the Hot Spot video analysis.**  The two reactions to this information are: Why would a cricketer NOT do something that is perfectly legal, and helps them not get given out? Why would a cricketer DO something that is clearly designed to mislead the officials when he/she is out, regardless of whether it is against the rules or not? The issue is that technological battles are not only fought from one direction.  We have seen with countless cycling scandals, along with AFL and