Ex-Kiwi batsman Lou Vincent pleads guilty to match fixing charges
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has reportedly admitted his guilt to playing a role in a match-fixing incident in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 competition.
Vincent is one of the three players, including former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and Sri Lankan spinner Kaushal Lokuarachchi, to admit guilt before a special hearing after nine players and officials were investigated by the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) three-member anti-corruption tribunal
According to News.com.au, Vincent, who played 23 Tests and 111 limited overs internationals from 2001-07, pleaded guilty to not reporting an approach from illegal bookmakers while playing in the second edition of the BPL last year.
The report mentioned that the hearing also found one of the owners of the Dhaka Gladiators, Shihab Jishan Chowdhury, guilty of one charge of match-fixing.
A member of the tribunal said that they would be reviewing the guilty pleas of the three players and Chowdhury, deliberate on that and come up with sanctions within two weeks, and the report added that the other six individuals under investigation were cleared of all charges.
They are Bangladesh players Mohammad Rafique, Mahbubul Alam and Mosharraf Hossain, English all-rounder Darren Stevens, Dhaka Gladiators co-owner Salim Chowdhury, and the same club's Indian chief executive Gaurav Rawat.
Ashraful was allegedly involved in fixing a match between his Dhaka Gladiators side and the Chittagong Kings.
(Posted on 27-02-2014)