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Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has reportedly identified 12 county matches that were fixed, according to the Daily Mail.
The paper published an International Cricket Council (ICC) report which detailed Vincent’s allegations, offers that were made to entice players into fixing a match and the signals used to indicate whether the fix was on.
The Daily Mail also reported that Vincent was offered cash and a woman by an illegal bookie when asked to fix a match. The colour of Vincent’s bat handle would indicate whether a fix was on or not.
According to the newspaper, pulling out when a bowler was running in to bowl or changing bats after a certain number of overs were also signs used to tell the bookies whether a fix was on.
Vincent allegedly admitted that he was offered £40,000 by illegal bookies when he agreed to fix a county match.
The paper also said that Vincent had told the ICC’s anti-corruption unit that he knew of six players who had been involved in match-fixing.