'Devastated' Cairns says '100 percent in dark' about ICC match fixing allegations


Melbourne, Dec. 06 (ANI): Former Black Caps all rounder Chris Cairns has said he was "100 percent in the dark" about the allegations of match fixing by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Cairns revealed that the match fixing allegations was taking a toll on his family, but he had nothing to hide and would co-operate with the ICC investigators, Stuff.co.nz reports.

He said that his "heart sank" when he heard he had been linked to the ICC's anti-corruption unit's investigation into three former Kiwi internationals.

However, Cairns said that he has still not heard from anyone from the ICC or from the anti-corruption unit.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed their anti-corruption unit was investigating former New Zealand players Cairns, Lou Vincent and Daryl Tuffey in a match fixing probe involving historic matches played in India and several other countries.

Cairns, Vincent and Tuffey played together for the Chandigarh Lions in India in 2008 in the now-defunct Indian Cricket league (ICL) that was set up to counter the Indian Premier League as the T20 game exploded in popularity.

Cairns further said that he felt like he was in a recurring nightmare after having last year successfully defended a similar match-fixing allegation made by a prominent Indian administrator Lalit Modi in London's High Court. (ANI)

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