In a video statement recorded by TV3, former New Zealand International , Lou Vincent has accepted his involvement in fixing the cricket matches. After his video statement was released, the England and Wales Cricket Board has banned him for entire life from participating in any county matches.
In the video released, Vincent calls himself a cheat and accepts that he has not done justice to him being a sportsman by choosing to accept money for fixing matches. He adds that he has been hiding this secret for long but few months ago, it became too difficult for him to hide it and he had to bring the reality to the world.
This has caused a spark and surely a negative one in New Zealand Cricket and even around the world . Several ex- Kiwis including Chris Cairns ,Brendon McCullum were taken under the hammer and their statements were recorded to find the other player whom media famously named as “Mr. X”.
Vincent added that he abused the game he loved the most. His acts were shameful and he shamed the sport , his close ones and his fans.
He spoke of the tough time hanging infront of him and hoped to face them like a tough man. He credited his future wife, Susie, who stood by him and encouraged him to bring the reality to his parents, and further and finally to the concerned authorities.
He apologised and thanked the ACSU for their support to him and other players. He personally thanked Chris Morris and his legal team , who helped him to handle this situation in a professional manner.
He concluded by saying that his actions won’t allow him to stand infront of a cricket game and apply his skills in a positive manner . But, he added that , he will be an example before all the youngsters , not to indulge themselves in any negative part. Finally, Vincent added that he is ready for all the punishment that comes his way