May 18, 2014

New Zealand cricket

Vincent finds support from cricket mates

Team-mates who have shared a close rapport with Lou Vincent, including the former New Zealand allrounder Andre Adams, understand the stress Vincent might be going through, following his allegations of match-fixing in county matches. They recall Vincent's battle with depression but despite his battle, he was always a positive influence in the dressing room and went out of his way to help others. Read on in the New Zealand Herald.

"Once you're in that network of [match-fixing], you're screwed. Lou had everything to lose - a wife and two kids - and they do whatever it takes. They'll take photos of you in compromising positions, they'll threaten to release them to the media, they'll ruin your life. Now Lou's life has been tainted by these people he may as well be the one releasing the information. Over here [Adams is playing for Nottinghamshire] he's been made to look like a greedy bastard but I don't think there's anyone I've played with who was more obsessed with making the team happy."

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