Chris Cairns charged with lying to the court

I’ve been following the Cricket match saga with some interest. ?Cairns has been resolute about his innocence and that he is a victim here.

Chris Cairns is about to be charged by the Metropolitan Police.

It’s understood he will be charged with perjury, stemming from the libel trial he won in 2012 over the former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi.

It’s believed Cairns will be asked to go to London where he’ll be formally charged.

Cairns has always denied wrong-doing in the ongoing cricket match-fixing allegation saga, in which former Black Cap team-mate Lou Vincent claims Cairns was at the centre of.

Cairns travelled to London earlier this year to be interviewed by the Met Police.

Chris Cairns plans to fight the latest charges against him in court.

Cairns says he’s obviously extremely disappointed to be charged, but is looking forward to facing his accusers in an open forum, so he can clear his name once and for all.

He says he will continue to co-operate fully with the authorities, including voluntarily travelling to the UK to face the charges.

It’s getting more difficult to let the courts sort it out without forming an opinion. ?Cairns made this statement: ?

Statement from Chris Cairns

I can confirm that I have now been notified by the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK that it is their intention to lay charges against me on 25 September for perjury.

I’m obviously extremely disappointed, however, at least? there will now be an opportunity to face my accusers in an open forum, with some rigour and proper process around that, so that I can clear my name once and for all.

I hope that, through this forum, significant additional information will be flushed out that will help people to better assess the situation, as well as the character and motives of the parties involved.

I wish this wasn’t the situation – having been to Court before, I know what lies ahead and how gruelling it will be and how tough it is on my family – but I have nothing to hide and I will do whatever it takes to once again prove my innocence.

I will continue to co-operate fully with the authorities, including voluntarily travelling to the UK to face these changes.

Has this changed your view on this matter?