There is no doubt that the recent cheating by the Australian Cricket Team has placed a soiled mark on the sport. It is very sad that three people could do so much damage not only to themselves but to the sport and their country.
Cheating of any sort removes the whole ideal of sport. It is the challenge the vigour which makes up the concepts of sports.
This recent activity will now put a damper not only on cricket but every other competitive sport. People will be watching to see if anyone else is trying to beat the system.
On the other hand, it is a lesson learnt because many young athletes are being given a reminder of the sportsmanship of sport.