Chris Cairns has been found not guilty in perjury trial on today. The former New Zealand cricketer has been acquitted from perjury and perverting case.
The charge against Cairns was match-fixing in the ICL (Indian Cricket League) but he always denied any involvement in this kind of charge. Brandon McCullum, Lou Vincent were the main evidence in this case.
After this result, Cairns can available for any kind of cricket job in future.
Cairns was accused of being involved in the match fixing in December, 2013. He was alleged for a role in the match-fixing in the multiple matches in the ICL, when he was the captain of the Chandigarh Lions. He came into pressure when his two former national team-mates, Brendon McCullum and Lou Vincent made their statements on his match-fixing. McCullum had told to ACSU (Anti Corruption and Security Units) of ICC (International Cricket Council) that Cairns made a match-fixing approach to him, which McCullum was not accepted. Also, Lou Vincent made a statement that Cairns approached to him for match-fixing.
Before that, the former IPL (Indian Premier League) chairman had twittered in 2010 that Cairns had been involved in the match-fixing during 2008. Later Cairns successfully sued from that charges and also won costs and damages.
Cairns never agreed with these allegations and always denied all of these charges. Today the jury at the Southwark crown court put a non-guilty verdict over him, ending a nine-week trial.
Cairns commented over this verdict, “scorched, burned completely”.