Match-fixing Boss Threatened me With a Bat: Lou Vincent

Lou Vincent, who has been banned for life for fixing matches, reveals how he was threatened when an attempt to rig a game backfired and cost bookies a fortune.

updated: July 03, 2014 13:46 IST
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Lou Vincent admitted to match fixing and apologised for being a cheat.


Wellington: Disgraced former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent said Thursday his match-fixing boss threatened him with a cricket bat after an attempt to rig a game backfired, costing crooked bookies a fortune.

Vincent, who received a life ban from cricket this week after admitting to fixing, said the incident occurred in 2008 during a match in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), when he was supposed to underperform with the bat. (My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat)

Instead, as he was trying follow orders and get out cheaply, the ball hit a footmark and deviated into the middle of his bat, sailing over the bowler's head for six.

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