Chris Cairns: Hello ICC, I am not cheat
New Zealand all rounder today challenged ICC to contact him directly after being linked with match-fixing allegations
Wellington: Former New Zealand all rounder Chris Cairns today challenged ICC to contact him directly after being linked with match-fixing allegations and lashed out at media for maligning his name.
In an article in the ‘Dominion Post’, Cairns spoke about the pain he is going through after his name resurfaced in the fixing allegations.
Cairns had last year won a libel suit against then IPL chairman Lalit Modi, who had alleged in a tweet that the Kiwi all rounder was involved in fixing and that was the reason for barring him from IPL auction.
Cairns today challenged ICC to approach him if he was under investigation and his “accusers” to come forward of they had “guts”.
“Of course I want this garbage to stop, and stop quickly. But I never hid on the cricket field and I’m not hiding now. I’m proud of my reputation and I’m proud of my family name. My “accusers” know my name even if I don’t know theirs. They are the ones hiding.
“My name is Chris Cairns, former Black Cap and proud holder of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Hello International Cricket Council, I am not a cheat and you know where to find me,” Cairns wrote in his article.
The Kiwi, who was part of Sky TV commentary team before being linked with fixing allegations, said he thought his ordeal was over after winning that case against Modi.