Or sport in general - and these two sports in particular - attract individuals of a certain mental type who are, in the main, predisposed toward suicide.Frosty said:Not that odd perhaps. Cycling and cricket both involve guys spending a long time with the team on the road and not much time at home. As such, the team can represent a kind of family. Then, when retirement occurs, its not just the cheering crowd and centre of the action that they miss but also the personal/social side. That's a theory anyway.
Or (here's a real Clinic explanation) there's a big conspiracy going on and the head of the sport is having them offed in order to stop them revealing the sport's truly dark secrets.