Lou Vincent’s life ban for match-fixing relaxed after support from McCullum

  • Former New Zealand player can now attend cricket matches
  • McCullum’s 2016 Spirit of Cricket lecture formed part of appeal

Lou Vincent, the former New Zealand batter who received 11 life bans for match-fixing, has seen his punishment partially relaxed after an appeal that included words of support from England’s Test head coach, Brendon McCullum.

Vincent’s global ban was issued by the Cricket Discipline Commission in the UK in 2014 after admitting to 18 breaches of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code while playing in three county matches: for Lancashire against Durham in 2008, and for Sussex against both Lancashire and Kent in 2011.

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