Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has received a life ban from cricket by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
It makes the 35-year-old the first New Zealand professional sportsman or woman to receive a life ban. It follows Vincent’s admission to officers from the ECB and the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit he had taken part in match-fixing.
In a video statement Vincent credited his partner Susie for giving him the strength to come forward.
Vincent made his international debut in 2001 and went on to play in 23 Test matches and 102 ODI`s for the Black Caps. His New Zealand Cricket contract was terminated in 2008 when he signed with the Chandigarh Lions in the now non-functioning Indian Cricket League.
In December 2013 it emerged Vincent was being investigated by the ICC in relation to match-fixing allegations. It is alleged he was involved in match-fixing five games. He faces 26 charges in total.