Chris Lewis forgets to discard his 4kg of cocaine before boarding the aircraft

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Chris Lewis may or may not have said:

“4kg of cocaine? They told me it was a sandwich and a banana for the flight.”

Actually, they told him it was a load of tinned fruit. Or maybe they told him it was 4kg of cocaine disguised as tinned fruit. The courts will decide.

Whenever we hear a case where a cricketer’s been in some way involved with drugs – usually taking them, not smuggling them – our initial reaction is ‘who are you trying to fool?’.

Cricketers aren’t rock and roll. They can do the most rock and roll things imaginable and it’ll still sound feeble and embarrassing. Gambling we can take, drinking we expect, but drug use? You play a sport where people clap you when you’re out. You don’t belong in that world.


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  1. I’ve a feeling it was Chris Lewis who first brought the whole ‘refering to himself in the third person’ thing into cricket. For that alone he deserves all he gets.

  2. Good to see you walking straight up to that libel, having a long, hard stare at it, then edging round the side, without touching.

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