Wellington: Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent revealed Tuesday he has received a life ban from cricket for match-fixing, calling himself a cheat who had shamed the sport and his country.
“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 punishment, which is expected to be formally announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board later Tuesday, stems from one-day matches that Vincent admitted he helped rig in English county cricket in 2011.
His former Sussex teammate, Naveed Arif, was also banned for life last month after admitting similar corruption offences.