Seriously, I watched Chris Cairns arrival at the airport and his sanctimonious pontification and trite speechifying…and I immediately thought of Lance Armstrong, denying the obvious despite whistleblowers and fellow cheats telling all.
Chris Cairns has returned to New Zealand full of defiance, but might have another fight on his hands with the England and Wales Cricket Board investigating whether they can lay charges against him.
The former New Zealand all-rounder held a press conference at Auckland Airport upon his return from London. He read from a prepared statement and did not take questions as he left to spend “time with my family”.
He said he had been interviewed by the Metropolitan Police, the ICC’s anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU) and the ECB.
“At my own request, I was interviewed by representatives of Metropolitan Police, the ECB and the ICC anti-corruption unit,” Cairns said yesterday. “This is in relation to an allegation I perjured myself at the trial Cairns v Modi in 2012, and separate allegations by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit that I am a match-fixer. I was not arrested or otherwise detained in London and I have not been charged with any offence, criminal or otherwise.”
This is the first time the ECB has been connected to discussions concerning Cairns. Read more »