28 May 2014

Sussex coach sickened and disgusted by match fixing

5:12 pm on 28 May 2014

The Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson says he's sickened and disgusted by the match-fixing scandal involving the county's former players, former New Zealand international Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif.

Speaking to the English media for the first time about the charges brought against Vincent and Arif by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the county's expressed distress at the allegations.

Sussex's players and coaching staff met on Monday to discuss the charges relating to two matches in August 2011.

The captain, Ed Joyce, described the anger in the changing room but the strongest words were delivered by Robinson.

Robinson says the matter has caused a lot of distress and they're all deeply schocked.

He says a players' ethos is based on a will to win with a togetherness than means everybody is working towardst he same goals but the thought anybody in the team may have been working that sickens and disgusts him.