WELLINGTON: Dishonored former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent revealed that he have been banned for live over match-fixing.
“My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money through fixing,” he said in a statement.
The confession has been made by the 35-year old cricketer and also provided the evidence to International Cricket Council anti-corruption which exposed that he was involved in fixing in five countries between 2008 and 2012. He also said that he is ashamed over what he did and now wants to ease his conscience by having punished.
“Speaking out. Exposing the truth. Laying bare the things I have done wrong is the only way I can find to begin to put things right,” he said.
“The time has come for me to now face them like a man and accept the consequences.”
The middle order batsman has played 23 Tests and 102 one-dayers for his country. He joined domestic leagues after being retired in 2007