Steve Waugh calls for lie-detector tests
We are still in the midst of a heated Ashes battle, but Steve Waugh wasn’t referring to Stuart Broad’s incredible refusal to walk in the first Trent Bridge test when he called for the use of lie-detectors this week. Instead, the former Australian captain was calling for the use of polygraphs to combat corruption in cricket1. But are polygraphs actually a useful tool for a sports corruption investigation?
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About the Author
Alex is a barrister at Peters & Peters Solicitors, specialising in business crime, extradition, corruption and sports law. He is part of the P&P Sports Disputes and Investigations team. Prior to joining P&P, Alex was a tenant at the leading criminal set Five Paper Buildings. He has extensive experience of sports law in the context of criminal litigation, having prosecuted cases involving the illicit broadcasting of premier league football for many years.