Vincent’s life ban is too harsh, says Heath Mills

"By not giving people credit for coming forward and providing information, you are effectively putting up a significant barrier for anyone coming forward in the future"

“By not giving people credit for coming forward and providing information, you are effectively putting up a significant barrier for anyone coming forward in the future”

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Heath Mills, who is the head of the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association, has announced that Lou Vincent’s life ban was too harsh.

Vincent was banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after he admitted to being involved in match-fixing.

“What Lou Vincent has done is unacceptable and it required a heavy sanction,” Mills said. “However, the bigger goal here has to be the fight against corruption in our sport. The anti-corruption officers have few tools in this fight and their most important tool is information from players.

“So by not giving people credit for coming forward and providing information, you are effectively putting up a significant barrier for anyone coming forward in the future.”

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