Losing more World Cups

Following on from my previous post about the use of the highly toxic pesticide endosulfan on sports fields; I should note that also on Sue Kedgley’s list of fields that currently get a dose of endosulfan are Hamilton’s Seddon Park and Waikato Stadium, New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park and Yarrow Stadium, Rotorua’s International Rugby Stadium.

These are all grounds that All Blacks and Black Caps play on regularly.  So, it turns out it may not have been Suzie poisoning our top sports people, but our own city councillors.

According to Wikipedia:

Symptoms of acute poisoning include include hyperactivity, tremors, convulsions, lack of coordination, staggering, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, and in severe cases, unconsciousness.

None of which we want to see from the All Blacks.  And we could certainly do with less of that type of behaviour from the Black Caps too.

4 thoughts on “Losing more World Cups

  1. All that to avoid a few misfields! And Monty Panesar isn’t even coming to New Zealand this summer.

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  2. So that explains why the Black Caps drop the ball so often. It all makes sense now…

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  3. Yeah, I originally thought it was just the shakes from the night before. Seems they have been licking the grass.

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  4. Now, if only we could find a way to link more environmental/health/toxic issues with sport. Perhaps then they’d get more attention.

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