Vincent expects more fixing charges

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Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent is likely facing yet more charges, says his lawyer, and that a plea bargain has not been part of the reason for his disclosures to the ICC's anti-corruption unit.

Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent is likely facing yet more charges, says his lawyer, and that a plea bargain has not been part of the reason for his disclosures to the ICC's anti-corruption unit.

Vincent has revealed being part of match fixing in five different countries, and has since been charged with 14 counts involving two matches he played for Sussex in 2011.

It was though he had given evidence to the ACSU as a way to avoid some of the charges, but his lawyer has revealed that is not the case, and they expect further charges in the near future.

A statement issued by Vincent's lawyer, Chris Morris, said: "He will work through these and the process for dealing with the charges as required by the ECB.

"He further confirms the charges arise from the matters he has disclosed to the authorities, and he remains accountable for his actions of the past.

"The fact of the charges, and more are likely, dispel any notions of a plea bargain having been done as unfortunately appears to be wrongly suggested by others."

Sussex also had some words on the matter, saying in a statement: "Sussex County Cricket Club is naturally extremely disappointed with the allegations surrounding the actions of Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif Gondal.

"Sussex have worked very closely and co-operated with the ECB Anti-Corruption unit to help establish the facts of what occurred in the two limited-overs matches during 2011 and will continue to do so.

"We believe that the education available to players and staff and the controls that have been put in place by the ECB and the Professional Cricketers' Association put our game in a good position as we move forward."

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