The former Kiwi all-rounder, Chris Cairns’ name has been involved in a match-fixing scandal back in 2008. Recently, it has been reported that the match fixing allegations against him by his former team mates is still not over.
According to BBC, England Cricket Board (ECB) would not have charged match fixing offences against the former New Zealand all-rounder.
Also, Cairns himself indicated that it was the case with a text message yesterday which suggested about the fact that he had read the Daily Telegraph report but could not comment as he was “awaiting the Met Police and CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] decision”.
The news related to it was came to light in the last month and for that reason, Chris Cairns flew to London then to offer himself up for interviews with the Met, ECB and the ICC`s anti-corruption unit respectively.
Chris Cairns was one of the phenomenal all-rounders to the world cricket and he won several matches for New Zealand. His all-round performances came like gold for the team and he has immense contribution to New Zealand Cricket. To see such a player getting involved in scandals is not a pleasant sight for the game itself. Though, it has not been proved as yet.
Chris Cairns has always maintained his innocence, more so since evidence given to anti-corruption officers was leaked to English media. Lou Vincent, his ex-wife Elly Riley, and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum all testified against `Player X`. But the all-rounder denied about those leaked evidences and he also made a firm statement and stated the leaked evidence a “lie” and suggested “dark forces” were at play.
Lou Vincent was charged by ECB on the last month with as many as 14 offences relating to two county matches he played for Sussex in 2011. Also, last week he was banned for 3 years by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for his active involvement in a match fixing incident in the Bangladesh Premier League last year.