Vincent has ‘no deal whatsoever’ with the ICC, says his lawyer

"The ICC cannot give that guarantee in any event because they are different from the people who would put him in prison"

“The ICC cannot give that guarantee in any event because they are different from the people who would put him in prison”

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Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has not made any “deal” with the International Cricket Council (ICC) in return for revealing information on 12 county matches he believed to be fixed and of players involved in match-fixing, according to his lawyer Chris Morris.

Morris noted that talks of Vincent cutting a deal with the global cricketing body to avoid criminal prosecution was completely false.

“Wrong, he has done no deal whatsoever,” Morris toldĀ Radio Sport. “The ICC cannot give that guarantee in any event because they are different from the people who would put him in prison, which is the Met [metropolitan] police. You can never get a deal from a sporting body that a law enforcement body isn’t going to come and lock somebody up.”

Morris also conceded that Vincent could be jailed for his involvement in match-fixing.

“Correct [Vincent could go to jail],” Morris said. “No guarantees whatsoever. There has been no deal.”

Morris added that Vincent brought all this information to light since he was struggling to live with the guilt.

“He had got to that point in his life where he just wanted to start telling the truth about what had been happening,” Morris said.

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