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Domestic English game under scrutiny
3:32pm Friday 16th May 2014 in Sport
English domestic Twenty20 matches and Pro40 competitions are being investigated by anti-corruption forces following evidence of widespread fixing obtained from former New Zealand Test batsman and Lancashire star Lou Vincent.
Vincent, who also played as a substitute professional for Rawtenstall and Ramsbottom in the Lancashire League, has claimed that a current international captain was among those approached by corrupt players to participate in spot-fixing, has confessed to the ICC’s anti-corruption unit, giving detailed evidence about matches in at least five countries that were targeted for fixing.
The anti-corruption unit is working closely with independent detectives employed by several international cricket boards in a bid to uncover the biggest scandal since the conviction of the former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje in 2001.
Reports suggested that police are close to charging a former Pakistani international player based on evidence provided by Vincent, although the full investigation is not expected to be complete for at least another year.
A 40-over match between Sussex and Kent in 2011 in which Vincent participated is also being investigated, the report added.
Vincent retired from the game last year.
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