Mumbai, July 1: Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has been banned for life by Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) after the batsman admitted to match-fixing.
Vincent, who played for Auckland Aces in CLT20, attempted to corrupt two matches during the October 2012 tournament, CLT20 said in a media statement.
Today, Vincent, through a statement, said he "cheated" and "shamed" New Zealand.
Here is the full statement from CLT20
"Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) today announced that former Auckland Aces batsman Lou Vincent has been banned for life from participating in the tournament after pleading guilty to seven charges relating to spot fixing.
It was found that Vincent attempted to corrupt two matches involving the Auckland Aces during the October 2012 CLT20 played in South Africa by entering into agreements with a bookmaker for financial gain.
Six charges related to Vincent's conduct in the 10 October 2012 match between the Aces and Hampshire at Centurion and 15 October 2012 match between the Aces and Kolkata Knight Riders at Cape Town.
He faced a further charge from his conduct during the 2011 CLT20, where he failed to report an approach from a bookmaker.
The serious nature of Vincent's actions justified imposing the longest possible suspension under the CLT20 Code of Behaviour."