Former New Zealand international Lou Vincent has reportedly told investigators that he was offered sex and cash to fix cricket matches.
As part of its inquiry into fixing, the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit is looking at the Auckland Aces’ participation in the 2012 Twenty20 Champions League in South Africa.
Britain’s Daily Mail says it has seen an ICC report in which Vincent, 35, lifts the lid on fixing and accuses as least six players he believes were involved.
The Mail’s article gives details on some of the 12 games around the world between 2008 and 2012 that Vincent is said to have identified that involved fixing.
It also outlines the tactics used, such as changing the colour of a bat handle as a sign that a fix – such as scoring 10 to 15 runs off 20 balls before getting out – was on.
The Mail said Vincent also told ICC investigators he began fixing for “a world-famous former international” in 2008 that the paper refused to name.
“When you’re under whatever this power is that XXX has over me, I felt I couldn’t say no to him,” he said.
One one occasion, Vincent was reportedly approached by an Indian bookmaker, known as VG, who met him in his hotel room with a woman described as a “present”.
Vincent said he wasn’t interested and asked VG to put the $US15,000 ($A16,230) he had with him in the room’s safe.
He told the ICC he fixed for VG when playing for the Aces in the Champions League two years ago.
The Mail said that, in a sign that fixing was endemic in the English county game, Vincent was introduced to another bookmaker, a Pakistani, by a fellow county cricketer.
He told the ICC he received STG40,000 ($A73,000) to underperform in a game for Sussex.
Vincent reportedly justified the fixes in England because his contract with Sussex was “only for STG22,000 ($A40,150)”.
Vincent was a T20 batsman for hire during the four years in question.
He revealed in December he would co-operate with detectives when his name emerged in connection with the investigation, along with former New Zealand internationals Chris Cairns and Daryl Tuffey.
Cairns has continually stated his innocence and voiced his frustration about the sullying of his reputation. Investigators contacted him for the first time in March.