27 Feb 2014

Proliferation of T20 tournaments makes policing match fixing difficult

6:51 pm on 27 February 2014

The proliferation of Twenty20 tournaments globally is making the policing of match fixing much more difficult says the chief executive of New Zealand Cricket David White.

The former New Zealand international Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to failing to report an approach by a bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition last year.

The matter was investigated by Bangladesh cricket officials as part of a wider match fixing probe.

In a statement Vincent confirmed the approach by the bookmaker but maintains nothing untoward happened beyond that.

White says he's involved with the sport's governing body, the ICC, in trying to regulate such competitions.