<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Tony Adams's clinic 'treating cricketers'" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130219172319.jpg" title="Tony Adams's clinic 'treating cricketers'" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Tony Adams revealed that sportsmen from different sports are receiving treatment at his Sporting Chance clinic, in the wake of the inquest into the death of Tom Maynard © Getty Image</p> </div> <strong>London: Feb 28, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former <a href="/tags/Arsenal/post" target="_blank">Arsenal</a> footballer <a href="/tags/Tony-Adams/post" target="_blank">Tony Adams</a> has revealed that professional cricketers are receiving treatment at his Sporting Chance clinic, in the wake of the inquest into the death of <a href="/tags/Tom-Maynard/post" target="_blank">Tom Maynard</a>.<br /> <br /> A coroner reported earlier this week that former Surrey batsman Maynard had taken cocaine and ecstasy and was nearly four times over the drink-driving limit when he was fatally hit by a London Underground train in June last year.<br /> <br /> "We are already putting cricketers through the Sporting Chance Clinic, rugby players, jockeys," Adams told The Independent newspaper.<br /> <br /> "Denial is strong in some other associations but all in good time, when they are ready. The PFA [Professional Footballers' Association] are taking responsibility. The RFL [Rugby Football League] are taking responsibility. They are recognising it and if you do want help, there are places where you can go now. That's a big change."<br /> <br /> Adams established his clinic after struggling with alcoholism himself and says it is now much easier for high-profile professional sportsmen and women to seek help.<br /> <br /> "Sixteen years ago, when I got sober — and this is why I started the charity — I had nowhere to go, no-one to talk to, no-one to point me in the right direction," he said.<br /> <br /> "Certainly in football now, at the PFA now, within one hour they can get someone to talk to you with the network of counsellors we have got."<br /> <br /> Tests on hair samples showed Maynard, 23, may have been using drugs on a daily basis in the three and half months prior to his death, the inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court heard.<br /> <br /> Maynard's housemate Rory Hamilton-Brown and fellow team-mate <a href="/tags/Jade-Dernbach/post" target="_blank">Jade Dernbach</a>, who had been drinking with him on the night of his death, both told the inquest they were unaware of the former Glamorgan batsman's drug use.