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Former Sussex players suspended after being charged with match-fixing

The Argus: Lou Vincent has been charged with 14 offences of match-fixing Lou Vincent has been charged with 14 offences of match-fixing

Former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naved Arif have been suspended from all cricket after being charged with a total of 20 match-fixing offences by the ECB.

Vincent is charged with a total of 14 offences in relation to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20 match against Lancashire and a 40-over game against Kent.

Arif is charged with six offences in relation to the 40-over game between Sussex and Kent in August 2011.

Both players have been provisionally suspended from all cricketing activities organised, authorised or supported by the ECB, ICC, any other National Cricket Federation and any member of any other National Cricket Federation.

Chris Watts, Head of ECB’s Anti-Corruption unit, said: “This has been an extremely complex and lengthy investigation co-ordinated across many jurisdictions around the world. “This matter is now the subject of formal legal proceedings and we will therefore make no further comment other than to re-iterate our determination to bring to account the very small minority who seek to corrupt cricket.”

ECB Chief Executive David Collier added: “The ECB’s ACCESS unit has worked tirelessly in conjunction with the ICC’s ACSU to bring about these charges, which once again demonstrates the ECB’s zero tolerance approach to corruption in our great game.”

Vincent was run out for just one in the CB40 defeat to Kent as Sussex collapsed from 76-0 after ten overs to 202 all out to lose by 14 runs. Arif’s six overs cost 41 runs in the same match and he took 29 balls to score 11 runs.

Vincent was dismissed for a golden duck in the Twenty20 quarter-final against Lancashire, a game Sussex lost by 20 runs.

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6:37am Fri 23 May 14

jcd1972 says...

Well worth reading Ed Hawkins' book 'Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy' on this subject. This included suspicions in India that there were players in the Sussex vs Kent match who had been involved in match fixing. Having seen the match live and looked at the scorecard it's no wonder Vincent and Naved Arif were under suspicion.

I see a match vs Lancashire has also brought a charge of match fixing. The match I've always had most suspicions about was vs Surrey at Whitgift School also in 2011. Vincent again slowed the scoring rate down, there was one very peculiar bowling performance from a top level bowler and some shenanigans with the batting order. Again like the other matches this was on sky where matches can be seen in India.
Well worth reading Ed Hawkins' book 'Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy' on this subject. This included suspicions in India that there were players in the Sussex vs Kent match who had been involved in match fixing. Having seen the match live and looked at the scorecard it's no wonder Vincent and Naved Arif were under suspicion. I see a match vs Lancashire has also brought a charge of match fixing. The match I've always had most suspicions about was vs Surrey at Whitgift School also in 2011. Vincent again slowed the scoring rate down, there was one very peculiar bowling performance from a top level bowler and some shenanigans with the batting order. Again like the other matches this was on sky where matches can be seen in India. jcd1972
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12:02pm Fri 23 May 14

psb196 says...

In that match at Whitgift School, Sussex were well up with the large asking rate and then Murray Goodwin, as captain, put Wayne Parnell in to bat at number four. Very strange. The match was duly lost.
In that match at Whitgift School, Sussex were well up with the large asking rate and then Murray Goodwin, as captain, put Wayne Parnell in to bat at number four. Very strange. The match was duly lost. psb196
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6:49pm Fri 23 May 14

Mr chock says...

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11:44pm Fri 23 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

psb196 wrote:
In that match at Whitgift School, Sussex were well up with the large asking rate and then Murray Goodwin, as captain, put Wayne Parnell in to bat at number four. Very strange. The match was duly lost.
Not quite true. Parnell came in at #5 with 50 needed in 3.5 overs.
[quote][p][bold]psb196[/bold] wrote: In that match at Whitgift School, Sussex were well up with the large asking rate and then Murray Goodwin, as captain, put Wayne Parnell in to bat at number four. Very strange. The match was duly lost.[/p][/quote]Not quite true. Parnell came in at #5 with 50 needed in 3.5 overs. Ex-pat Arnie
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9:44am Sat 24 May 14

psb196 says...

ok fair enough, but Murray Goodwin still admitted afterwards in his TV interview that he made the wrong call in putting Parnell in. indeed, Parnell batted before Goodwin himself.
ok fair enough, but Murray Goodwin still admitted afterwards in his TV interview that he made the wrong call in putting Parnell in. indeed, Parnell batted before Goodwin himself. psb196
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10:26am Sat 24 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

psb196 wrote:
ok fair enough, but Murray Goodwin still admitted afterwards in his TV interview that he made the wrong call in putting Parnell in. indeed, Parnell batted before Goodwin himself.
He did, as although not as good a batsman as Goodwin he is more likely to hit sixes. With 50 needed Goodwin was not the man for the job so he employed a pinch hitter. It didn't work. It often doesn't. But to say we were well up with the asking rate at the time is wrong and hides the reason for the decision at the time.
[quote][p][bold]psb196[/bold] wrote: ok fair enough, but Murray Goodwin still admitted afterwards in his TV interview that he made the wrong call in putting Parnell in. indeed, Parnell batted before Goodwin himself.[/p][/quote]He did, as although not as good a batsman as Goodwin he is more likely to hit sixes. With 50 needed Goodwin was not the man for the job so he employed a pinch hitter. It didn't work. It often doesn't. But to say we were well up with the asking rate at the time is wrong and hides the reason for the decision at the time. Ex-pat Arnie
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4:33pm Sun 25 May 14

jcd1972 says...

Would you put Parnell in before Nash though, let alone Goodwin? Nash proved the 'stupidity' of the decision if that was what is was when he came to the crease. There is a bowler's performance I still query 3 years on as well. If Vincent and any others cheated in a match vs surrey I want them punished as severely as possible. Certainly we were competitive prior to Vincent coming to the crease. I'm never going to believe that he purposely blocked in 2 matches but not the Whitgift one.
Would you put Parnell in before Nash though, let alone Goodwin? Nash proved the 'stupidity' of the decision if that was what is was when he came to the crease. There is a bowler's performance I still query 3 years on as well. If Vincent and any others cheated in a match vs surrey I want them punished as severely as possible. Certainly we were competitive prior to Vincent coming to the crease. I'm never going to believe that he purposely blocked in 2 matches but not the Whitgift one. jcd1972
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