Wellington: Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has revealed that he was caught in a 'tangled web' as he came under the power of an 'international star', to whom he could not say no.
The radical extent of Vincent's match-fixing has been laid bare in explosive disclosures drawn from the ICC's anti-corruption investigation into the former player, who is at the centre of one of cricket's biggest scandals with reports his evidence has implicated up to 12 players in match fixing.
According to Stuff.co.nz, among the claims, Vincent told of being threatened by an international star, who waved a bat near his head when he failed to keep his side of the bargain after hitting a six when he was attempting to be stumped during the India n Cricket League (ICL).
Revealing his apparent helplessness, Vincent is quoted saying in ICC documents that he was under the power of 'the man' and could not say 'no' to him, although he also admitted that he did not want to throw away the chance of getting 'all that money'.
Vincent further said that when one of the fixes failed, he incurred the wrath of 'that man', who accused him of 'costing him millions' and 'fixing for someone else'.
Vincent also said that he justified the fixes in England because his contract with Sussex was 'only for 22,000 pounds' and he was unhappy at how the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had made him wait three years for a British passport.