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Vincent 'rejected bookmaker'

Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to not reporting an approach by a bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League last year.

Vincent, 35, is one of three former New Zealand cricketers who are under investigation by the ICC for alleged match-fixing after he failed to report the approach as a Khulna Royal Bengals player in January last year.

"I confirm I rejected this approach at the time," said Vincent in a statement.

"There is no allegation or suggestion anything untoward occurred beyond the approach itself.

"I also express I have no involvement in any of the matches, or matters, involving the other parties, which were the subject of recent hearings and investigation in Bangladesh.

"Unfortunately, I am unable to comment any further on this matter, as it is subject to an ongoing judicial process.

"I am also continuing to co-operate with the ICC in respect of other inquiries, they are making, which also restricts my ability to comment any further."

Vincent retired from all forms of cricket last year.