Lou Vincent: Dinesh Mongia was involved in match-fixing during ICL matches
Lou Vincent has revealed that the former Indian cricketer Dinesh Mongia was a part of the ‘ Gang of 4 members’ who fixed matches in ICL. Vincent has admitted that he fixed the matches for Chris Cairns, who paid him USD 50,000 per match to under perform. Lou Vincent played for Chandigarh Lions in the ICl, along with Dinesh Mongia. According to Vincent, the 4th member of the gang was New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Tuffey.
Dinesh Mongia however denied all this and added that we both did play for Chandigarh Lions in the ICl but I wasn’t a part of any match fixing. He also said that he wasn’t even aware of what these New Zealand cricketers fixing matches in ICL.
Mongia had played 57 ODIs for India and a T20 International, which was India’s first one. He was a part of the Indian World Cup side in 2003, where he was picked over VVS Laxman. The decision did bring a lot of criticism to the selectors.
Vincent added that he wa under a severe mental problems as well as depression and thus he liked being a part of a gang. He admitted that he fixed four matches in ICL but wasn’t paid the money he was supposed to get after fixing the matches but he didn’t have the courage to rise against Chris Cairns. He also admitted that he continued to fix the matches even after the ICL, till he confessed all his dids in 2012.
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