Kiwi Vince: Match fix skipper was my mate
AN ex-New Zealand cricketer claims he was never going to report his captain for fixing games because he was his “mentor” and “mate”, a court heard.
Lou Vincent, 36, (above) said his “role model” Chris Cairns convinced him to take part in match-fixing while they were both playing for the Chandigarh Lions in India.
And the retired batsman said he felt “empowered” that Cairns had placed trust in him.
Giving evidence at Southwark Crown Court, where Cairns is on trial for perjury, Mr Vincent said: “I wasn’t going to report Chris Cairns because he was my captain, my coach, my mentor.”
Mr Vincent, who said he personally had been “greedy”, added later that he was “never” going to report Cairns.
He said: “He was a New Zealander. He was a mate. And he was going to look after me.”
Cairns, 45, from Auckland, is charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice and denies the charges. A BABY oyster is
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