Cairns seeks legal help
Match-Fixing Scandal: Chris Cairns Seeks Legal Help. Like the gusty cricketer he was in his laying, former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns is all...
Wellington: Like the gusty cricketer he was in his laying, former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns is all set to take on the establishment over the match-fixing scandal.
He said on Monday he has engaged lawyers after being linked to a match-fixing probe. He is reportedly one of three former New Zealand representatives under investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for alleged match-fixing. Lou Vincent and Daryl Tuffey, have confirmed they are cooperating with the inquiry.
But Cairns said he had not been contacted by the ICC, nor received any official confirmation he was part of the probe. "At the moment I'm still 100 percent in the dark, I know as much as you guys, that's probably the most frustrating element," he told Radio Sport.
The 43-year-old last year won 90,000 pounds ($147,000) in a libel action against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi in London over a tweet that alleged he was involved in match-fixing. "I've engaged people who were in my team in England and also here in New Zealand," he said. "We're looking at every facet but really it's about getting to the bottom of that leak."
17 Jan 2020 5:20 PM GMT