|(Cricket) Kiwi Lou Vincent under scrutiny for match-fixing
Former test opening batsman Lou Vincent has confirmed he is one of three New Zealand past players being investigated by the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption and security unit over possible match or spot fixing.
The 35-year-old Vincent, who played the last of 23 tests for New Zealand in 2007, issued a statement to say “I am co-operating with an ongoing ICC anti-corruption investigation that has been made public today.''
The New Zealand Herald newspaper revealed today that three New Zealanders were under investigation in what it described as “the biggest sports scandal in New Zealand's history.''
The newspaper later named on its online edition the three players it alleges are at the center of the ICC probe.
It said officials from the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit had been in New Zealand over the past four months.
New Zealand Cricket later confirmed that three New Zealanders were under investigation, saying it knew their names but couldn't identify the players while the judicial process was taking place. Chief executive David White said none of the matches under investigation involved the New Zealand team or took place in New Zealand.
The ICC issued a statement confirming its anti-corruption unit was investigating.
“The ICC confirms that it has indeed been working closely over the past few months with its colleagues in the domestic anti-corruption units of member boards to investigate these and related matters,'' it said, citing the media report.