ICC identifies 'match-fixing' cricketers around world following Vincent's evidence
The anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly identified a number of cricketers around the world suspected of match-fixing following evidence given by former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent.
Vincent is working with the ICC's anti-corruption unit and has reportedly provided major information on spot fixing during his extensive time in cricket leagues around the world.
According to Stuff.co.nz, Vincent is said to have identified 12 games around the world in which match fixing took place, including during the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), where he also played.
The report mentioned that Vincent had also identified three county games between 2008 and 2011 that were targeted and reported that he had been paid 40,000 pounds to throw a game for Sussex and induced to cheat with cash, offers of sex and other perks.
It is also reported that during the ICL, Vincent accidentally hit a ball for six when attempting to be stumped and was later chastised by another player reportedly in on the fix for failing to keep his side of the bargain while a former Lancashire teammate of Vincent has also revealed he was approached by Vincent to spot-fix in county games.
Vincent has maintained a public silence as the investigation continues, the report added.
(Posted on 16-05-2014)