Lou Vincent was once one of New Zealand’s most exciting cricketers, but now he is world-renowned as a cheat.
Tonight he sits down with 3rd Degree’s Paula Penfold to explain and confess: how he did it, why he did it and how he can live with himself.
“I’m here today being completely, honestly truthful about my experiences because I hated it. It was the worst, most character-destroying… I’ve got a conscience and my conscience is as a good person and one that cares and I don’t want to be a fake anymore. I don’t want to be remembered for a cheat.”
He tells of the ploy to get him into the match-fixing business; the demands made on him to underperform; the gangland-style method of collecting his money; and how he’s rebuilding his life through new love.
“It’s one of the most intriguing interviews we have ever done; his complete candour, his deep remorse, his determination for the full truth to be exposed,” says Penfold.
This exclusive interview on New Zealand’s biggest ever sporting scandal and the human frailty behind it, watch 3rd Degree on Wednesday at 8.40pm.