ECB announces life ban on Lou Vincent

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Updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 15:35 [IST]
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ECB announces life ban on Lou Vincent

London, July 1: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today banned former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent from cricket for life after admitting to breaching the Board's anti-corruption regulations.

"Mr Vincent pleaded guilty to 18 breaches of the regulations in total. Four breaches related to a Twenty20 match between Lancashire and Durham in June 2008. The remaining 14 charges related to two fixtures played at Hove in August 2011, namely a Sussex v Lancashire Twenty20 match and a Sussex v Kent CB40 match," ECB said on Tuesday.

"In accordance with the ECB Anti-Corruption Code, Mr Vincent has accepted an agreed sanction of a life ban from all forms of cricket, in the form of concurrent life bans for each of the 11 offences which carried a life ban," it added.

It further added: "The terms of the ban, which required the approval of the ECB's independent Cricket Discipline Commission, will prevent him from playing, coaching or participating in any form of cricket which is recognised or sanctioned by ECB, the ICC or any other National Cricket Federation."

Earlier today, Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) also handed a life ban on Vincent for trying to fixing two games in 2012 while playing for Auckland Aces.

In a statement, Vincent said he was "cheat" and "shamed" the country. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported the life bans.


Story first published:  Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 14:59 [IST]
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