Cairns to testify in match-fixing probe.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns would be in London over this weekend to attend a police interview regarding his hand in corruption in the game.
Cairns’ compatriots Brendon McCullum and Lou Vincent had referred to a player X approaching them in their testimonies to the ICC ACSU unit, but Cairns subsequently denied allegations that he is ‘Player X’.
ICC’s chief Dave Richardson confirmed that Cairns would also be meeting with the ICC’s anti-corruption officials as a final part of the investigations, and that Cricket’s governing body would make final announcements on the matter as soon as the investigation is complete.
“Chris Cairns is meeting with the Met police to conclude the interview he started and is also hoping to meet with the ICC anti-corruption unit,” Richardson was quoted by Cricinfo.
Cairns has long been a suspect in match fixing allegations and had also won a case against former IPL chief Lalit Modi when he was defamed and labeled as a match fixing perpetrator without requisite proof.