‘I applaud the ECB’ for handing Vincent a life ban, says Michael Vaughan

"If you decide to go and cheat the game, no matter how big or small you do it, then a ban for life is exactly what's required"

“If you decide to go and cheat the game, no matter how big or small you do it, then a ban for life is exactly what’s required”

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan has announced that he applauds the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for handing disgraced New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent a life ban for match-fixing.

“I’m delighted – I think it’s the best deterrent in the game,” Vaughan told Sky Sports. “Lou Vincent has admitted what he’s done and he’s tried to help out the process of the investigation.

“But I think the best message for the whole game is that if you decide to go and cheat the game, no matter how big or small you do it, then a ban for life is exactly what’s required.

“So I applaud the ECB for the way that they’ve acted and I think it will send, I hope, a shockwave through the whole of the game that if you are stupid enough or silly enough to cheat the whole game, this is exactly what should happen to you.”

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