15 May 2014

NZ cricket dismisses fixing claims

12:24 pm on 15 May 2014

New Zealand Cricket is dismissing a newspaper report in Britain that domestic matches in this country have been fixed.

Lou Vincent in action for the Black Caps.

Lou Vincent in action for the Black Caps. Photo: AFP

Britain's Telegraph newspaper says former Black Cap Lou Vincent has provided the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit of details of match fixing in four countries, including when he played for the Auckland Aces.

A statement from New Zealand Cricket says no games played in New Zealand are being investigated by the ICC, no current New Zealand players are under investigation and no match involving the Black Caps is being investigated.

But the Telegraph says Vincent has also told ICC investigators of match fixing involving Auckland in the 20/20 Champions League in South Africa in 2012.

The New Zealand cricket statement makes no reference to that competition.

Other allegations reported in the UK newspaper involve the now defunct Indian Cricket League, where Vincent claims players were offered bribes of money and prostitutes.