Vincent

  • Fearing Vincent-like life ban, players may not admit similar offences July 5, 2014

    Wellington: The head of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association says the life ban imposed on former test batsman Lou Vincent for match-fixing might deter other players from admitting similar activities. The England and Wales Cricket Board last week slapped Vincent with 11 life bans, to be served concurrently, after he...
  • Lou Vincent explains how he succumbed to 'fixing' temptation July 2, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent says he's "a good lad" whose participation in match fixing - for which he is banned from cricket for life - was like "being dragged into a thick spider web." In an interview with the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday, Vincent said he...
  • England's Stuart Broad wants life ban for all fixers July 1, 2014

    England all-rounder Stuart Broad called for all those found guilty of match-fixing to be given the same lifetime ban as handed down to former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent on Tuesday. The punishment, which was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, stems from one-day matches that Vincent admitted he...
  • ICC backs life ban on Lou Vincent July 1, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council supported the life ban imposed on New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent after he confessed to match-fixing while lauding the disgraced batsman for having the courage to admit his guilt. ICC CEO Dave Richardson, while backing the decisions taken by England and Wales Cricket Board and the...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of match-fixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of match-fixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limited-overs tournaments...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany to miss South Korea match June 26, 2014

    Belgium will start their final Group H encounter with South Korea without Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen, both of whom will miss the match through injury, coach Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. "Everything had gone smoothly over the last month but we have two minor injuries," Wilmots told reporters at the...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium have the points, but how about the style? June 24, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: First came boos and whistles. And then, a Brazilian taunt cascaded down the stands of the Maracana stadium - "Little team, your place is in the second division." The Belgians had felt honored to play at the famous stadium but the local fans didn't exactly return the...
  • World Cup 2014: Origi's late winner guides Belgium to last 16 with win over Russia June 23, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Teenage forward Divock Origi turned a listless Belgian performance into a late 1-0 win over Russia on Sunday, enough to qualify for the next round of the World Cup with two straight victories. Belgium barely contained a reinvigorated Russia for most of the match, yet struck with a...
  • As it happened: Belgium vs Russia, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group H encounter between Belgium and Russia at Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) With the second round just one victory away, Belgium are sweating on the fitness of captain and defender Vincent Kompany ahead of their...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany down with groin strain June 19, 2014

    Belgium captain Vincent Kompany missed training on Thursday because of a groin strain, three days ahead of his team's Group H game against Russia at the World Cup. Kompany stands at the heart of the Belgium defence and missing the Manchester City stalwart would be a big handicap for the group...
  • The Beautiful Game: Belgium take on Algeria in Group H June 17, 2014

    Tournament dark horses Belgium embark on their World Cup campaign as they take on underdogs Algeria in their first Group H game at Belo Horizonte. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Nigeria held 0-0 by Iran in World Cup's first draw June 17, 2014

    Curitiba: Nigeria and Iran delivered the first draw of the World Cup on Monday as they ground out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate in their opening match in Group F. The draw at the Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba followed 12 mostly high scoring and attacking...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain stalwarts not finished yet, says Del Bosque June 13, 2014

    Spain coach Vincente del Bosque fired an ominous warning on Thursday to any critics suggesting the dominance of his world and European champions could be about to end. Spain arrived in Brazil with 16 players retained from the squad that triumphed in South Africa, the most returning to the next tournament...
  • FIFA World Cup: Belgium's time to shine in Group H June 11, 2014

    Bullish Belgium arrived in Brazil brimming with confidence and strong favourites to top Group H after cruising through qualifying unbeaten, while the clash between Russia and South Korea is likely to decide who joins them in the knockout stages. Algeria have been given little chance of making it to the last...
  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...
  • Ponting calls for swift action on corruption in cricket May 29, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has called for swift action on cricket's corruption crisis, saying there is nothing worse for the game than the shadow hanging over it. Ponting said match-fixing and other rumours had circulated for years and he pleaded with the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption watchdog and individual...
  • Match-fixing scandal sickens Sussex, says manager Mark Robinson May 27, 2014

    Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the match-fixing scandal involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, manager Mark Robinson admitted on Tuesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board last Thursday charged Vincent and his former Sussex team-mate Arif of Pakistan with fixing the outcome of a 40-over county match...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent May 23, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment. In a statement issued through his lawyer Chris Morris, Vincent said he...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for match-fixing in county cricket May 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20 game...
  • ECB to charge Lou Vincent for alleged match-fixing May 22, 2014

    London: In a first of its kind, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and his Sussex county team-mate Naved Arif are set to be charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board for fixing the outcome of a county match in 2011. Vincent, who has already confessed to fixing and has...
  • 'Devastated' ICC to probe match-fixing leaks May 21, 2014

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council will investigate how evidence given to a match-fixing probe had been leaked to the media and take action against anyone employed by them if involved, chief executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday. The latest match-fixing scandal broke last December when New Zealand media reported that three...
  • New Zealand's Chris Cairns denies match-fixing allegations May 20, 2014

    Former Kiwi star Chris Cairns has denied that he is the player who asked Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum to fix games. ...
  • Chris Cairns denies he's alleged match-fixing kingpin May 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand great Chris Cairns on Tuesday denied he is alleged match-fixing kingpin "Player X", instead blaming "dark forces" for placing him at the centre of an International Cricket Council investigation. Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum and former batsman Lou Vincent have both told ICC investigators that Player X...
  • Brendon McCullum not corrupt, says New Zealand Cricket May 19, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday that Blacks Caps captain Brendon McCullum was not under investigation for corruption after reports surfaced that he was approached to fix matches in 2008. NZC said it was "dismayed" that McCullum's testimony to the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption unit had been leaked...
  • Lou Vincent exposes widespread match-fixing May 16, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent has reportedly opened up to investigators about widespread match-fixing in several countries, but New Zealand authorities were on Thursday adamant the Black Caps were not involved. Vincent is said to have provided the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption unit "with a treasure trove of...
  • Noisy neighbours Manchester City bask in ultimate humiliation of United May 12, 2014

    A huge roar erupted in the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as the final Premier League table was displayed on the giant screens with Manchester City on top and Manchester United's name highlighted in seventh place. City's 2-0 win over West Ham secured the title on the final day of the season...
  • Manchester City clinch their second Premier League title in three years May 12, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons on Sunday, completing their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham that lacked any of the drama of their previous title. Unlike the stoppage-time comeback required in the 2012 title decider, goals either side of...
  • Fitness concerns as City lose Premier League advantage April 14, 2014

    Long considered favourites in an absorbing Premier League title race, Manchester City no longer have control over their destiny and must also sweat on the fitness of Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany for the closing weeks of their campaign. A 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at an emotional Anfield, commemorating the 25th...
  • Rodgers hails 'remarkable, incredible' Liverpool April 13, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised an "incredible" performance as his side took a huge stride towards the Premier League title with an enthralling 3-2 home win against Manchester City on Sunday. Liverpool's 10th straight league victory carried them to 77 points, five points ahead of Chelsea - who play Swansea in...