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Lou Vincent © Getty Images

 

Jul 7, 2014

 

The life ban imposed on Lou Vincent by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been supported by New Zealand Cricket (NZC). Chief executive of NZC, David White said that his organisation was against corruption in cricket and supported the ban imposed on the Kiwi cricketer.

 

“Unfortunately, and as has been well-documented over recent months, Mr Vincent is also involved in a different capacity with a British police investigation. As such NZC is unable to comment on matters which might yet need to be tested in a court of law.” he was quoted as saying by blackcaps.co.nz.

 

The life ban was imposed on Lou Vincent for 18 breaches of ECB’s anti-corruption code. Four of these breaches were related to a Twenty20 match between Lancashire and Durham. The remaining fourteen were related to a Twenty20 game between Sussex v Lancashire and a CB40 match between Sussex v Kent. Besides these, Vincent is also guilty for match fixing in the Indian Cricket League and for not reporting approaches by bookies in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Vincent has pleaded guilty to all the 18 charges and accepted the life ban imposed on him.