Two former Sussex players to be charged with match fixing

Naved Arif took 29 balls to score 11 runs and bowled six overs for 41 runs in the game in question

Lou Vincent is set to be charged with ten counts of match fixing including Sussex's game against Kent in 2011

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Two former Sussex players are set to be charged today with allegedly fixing the outcome of a county match.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expected to announce the charges against former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and pace bowler Naved Arif, who played for Pakistan A, over fixing the 40-over match between Sussex and Kent at Hove in August 2011.

The players, neither of whom play in England any more, face lifetime bans - effective worldwide - if the charges are proven.

Lou Vincent is already under investigation by the International Cricket Council for alleged match-fixing but this would be an ECB charge and the first case of an ECB match being fixed.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the match attracted bets totalling more than £12million on one legal gambling website alone, the highest total for any match of its kind in the past three years, which drew suspicions at the time but was cleared by the ICC's anti-corruption unit.

There is no suggestion that any other player from either Sussex or Kent was involved.

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12:06pm Fri 23 May 14

psb196 says...

Having watched both the matches in question and having no idea that this was going on, it makes one wonder how many other times are we watching games where this kind of corruption is taking place?

Makes one think twice about renewing membership.
Having watched both the matches in question and having no idea that this was going on, it makes one wonder how many other times are we watching games where this kind of corruption is taking place? Makes one think twice about renewing membership. psb196
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6:51pm Fri 23 May 14

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do you know why the Argus blocked the comment s on the rape of sussex girls by ...Christopher Kayla-Joseph, 26, of Elphick Road, Newhaven, Mohammed Kamali, 45, of Harper Road, Newhaven, Khosrow Sobhanieh, 55, of North Lane, Guestling, near Hastings, Stephen Daramola, 47, of Park Lane, Eastbourne, Khalid Del-Rosario, 44, of Upperton Road, Eastbourne and Guiseppe Carella, 18, http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11231836. Six_men_in_court_for _teen_prostitution_c ase/?ref=mr this is the story they have remove the comments area on WHY Six men in court for teen prostitution case Mr chock
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