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Depression in Cricket

2 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 07 June 2011

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.

In a 5 live Sport special, the former England captain Michael Vaughan examines the unique factors in cricket that might lead to such problems, and what the sport can do to reverse the trend.

Vaughan is joined in the studio by Marcus Trescothick, and hears also from Matthew Hoggard and Kevin Saxelby, whose brother Mark committed suicide.


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