15 May 2014

Auckland Cricket shut up shop over corruption claims

6:48 pm on 15 May 2014

The former Auckland cricket coach Paul Strang is refusing to comment over investigations into games possibly tainted by match fixing during his time in charge.

New Zealand Cricket has confirmed Auckland's matches at the 2012 Champions Trophy tournament in South Africa are under investigation by the sport's governing body the International Cricket Council.

The admission comes after the Telegraph newspaper reported that former New Zealand international, Lou Vincent, has told the ICC of his knowledge of spot-fixing in the sport including when he was playing for Auckland.

Strang says having read the newspaper report he doesn't want to comment.

Asked if he has been spoken to by the ICC's anti-corruption unit or Metropolitan police who are also carrying out an investigation he again refused to comment.

The former New Zealand international Chris Martin, who was also a member of the Auckland side at the same time as Vincent, also refused to comment.