Chris Cairns

  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...
  • Close to finishing match-fixing probe, says ICC May 24, 2014

    The International Cricket Council said on Saturday that it is close to announcing its findings in a match-fixing case, which shook the game after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's testimony in the matter was leaked to the media. The furore started after McCullum's statement to the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit...
  • 'Devastated' ICC to probe match-fixing leaks May 21, 2014

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council will investigate how evidence given to a match-fixing probe had been leaked to the media and take action against anyone employed by them if involved, chief executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday. The latest match-fixing scandal broke last December when New Zealand media reported that three...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • New Zealand's Chris Cairns denies match-fixing allegations May 20, 2014

    Former Kiwi star Chris Cairns has denied that he is the player who asked Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum to fix games. ...
  • Chris Cairns denies he's alleged match-fixing kingpin May 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand great Chris Cairns on Tuesday denied he is alleged match-fixing kingpin "Player X", instead blaming "dark forces" for placing him at the centre of an International Cricket Council investigation. Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum and former batsman Lou Vincent have both told ICC investigators that Player X...
  • Lou Vincent exposes widespread match-fixing May 16, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent has reportedly opened up to investigators about widespread match-fixing in several countries, but New Zealand authorities were on Thursday adamant the Black Caps were not involved. Vincent is said to have provided the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption unit "with a treasure trove of...
  • Cairns confirms investigation by police, ICC March 27, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Chris Cairns confirmed on Thursday he is under investigation by the London Metropolitan Police and the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, although he says he does not know why. "I have had contact from the (Metropolitan) police and the ICC and I will be engaging...
  • Cairns demands to see cricket match-fixing evidence February 9, 2014

    Auckland: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns went on the front foot over ongoing match-fixing allegations Sunday, and rounded on former teammates and high-profile officials, including the legendary Richard Hadlee. He demanded his accusers produce details of what he is alleged to have done, and expressed disappointment that the New Zealand...
  • Chris Cairns backs on-field hostility and off-field support to India February 2, 2014

    Wellington: Former allrounder Chris Cairns feels New Zealand must remain hostile to the touring Indian team by preparing seaming tracks for the coming Test series but has backed the off-field support that the Kiwi board has offered to the BCCI in a controversial ICC revamp plan. In his column for a...
  • Tuffey to co-operate with ICC fixing probe, Cairns furious December 9, 2013

    Wellington: Former Test fast bowler Daryl Tuffey says he doesn't believe he is the focus of an International Cricket Council probe into possible match-fixing by past New Zealand players and has pledged to fully co-operate with investigators. In a statement issued through his lawyers, Tuffey said he "intends to fully co-operate...
  • I'm not a cheat, Chris Cairns tells ICC December 8, 2013

    Wellington: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns on Sunday 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...
  • I'm 100 per cent in the dark over inquiry, says Chris Cairns December 6, 2013

    Wellington: An emotional Chris Cairns on Thursday said he was "100 per cent in the dark" about the ICC's allegations of match fixing against him and that he would co-operate with the anti-corruption unit's investigators to come out clean. New Zealand Cricket was rocked by allegations of match fixing with a...
  • Indian cricket in good health: Chris Cairns September 12, 2013

    The former New Zealand allrounder, who is presently in India, spoke to CNN-IBN about a range of issues in the game. ...
  • Only one review per innings should be allowed in DRS: Cairns September 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns feels the Umpire Decision Review System should be restricted to just one usage per innings to prevent it from becoming a "crutch". "The DRS is something that helps the game but I think it needs to be used not as a crutch in the...
  • Tendulkar should play another year to groom Kohli: Cairns August 31, 2013

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns Saturday said that Sachin Tendulkar should continue playing Test cricket for another year to groom Virat Kohli as a leader and other youngsters. "Tendulkar should keep going for another year. I don't know, but Kohli needs to get more experience in his company. Kohli...
  • Cairns 'vindicated' over Modi libel win April 5, 2012

    Canberra: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns feels 'complete vindication' and is ready for a new role in cricket after winning a libel action against former Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Lalit Modi. In the first libel action heard in England against a post on Twitter, Cairns, 41, was last...
  • Lalit Modi to appeal in Cairns libel case April 3, 2012

    Wellington: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi will be appealing against the High Court of London's verdict in the libel case filed against him by ex-New Zealand captain Chris Cairns, an aide said. Modi's PR man, Phil Mepham told the Fairfax Media that the IPL founder would lodge an...
  • 'Verdict lifts a dark cloud over me' March 27, 2012

    Wellington: Relieved after winning a libel suit against the axed IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, who had accused him of match-fixing, former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns said the London High Court's verdict has lifted a "dark cloud" that has been over him for the past two years. Modi will have to...
  • Modi to pay 90,000 pounds in damages to Cairns March 26, 2012

    Former IPL Chairman, Lalit Modi had alleged that Chris Cairns fixed matches in the now defunct Indian Cricket League. ...
  • Modi to pay 90,000 pounds in damages to Cairns March 26, 2012

    Former IPL Chairman, Lalit Modi had alleged that Chris Cairns fixed matches in the now defunct Indian Cricket League. ...
  • Cairns' strategy at times was vague: Sandhu March 15, 2012

    The judge (Justice David Bean) in the Chris Cairns vs Lalit Modi legal case on Wednesday reportedly rejected an application by the legal team of the former Indian Premier League commissioner to call former India swing bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu as a witness. On Tuesday, Sandhu spoke to a television...
  • Angry Cairns confronts Modi in court March 9, 2012

    London: Scenes on the fifth day of Chris Cairns' libel action against the suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi turned ugly when an angry Cairns tried to confront Modi in the courtroom. Hearing that the defence will not be calling Modi as a witness in the case, the New Zealander got agitated...
  • 'Marsh did not sign bat with Cairns autograph' March 7, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australia cricketer Rod Marsh had once refused to sign a bat which was carrying an autograph by Chris Cairns due to Kiwi player's alleged role in match-fixing, it was said in a UK court. Cairns has filed a libel suit against sacked IPL chairman Lalit Modi for writing on...
  • Chris Cairns faces corruption claims March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: On the second day of his libel action against suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi, former New Zealand player Chris Cairns faced allegations of corruption made by his former Indian Cricket League (ICL) team-mates of Chandigarh Lions. On a day when the court hearing lasted close to...
  • Cairns accuses Indian players of fixing March 6, 2012

    London: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns claimed the involvement of two Indian cricketers in match-fixing in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) during a trial in a London Court on Monday. Cairns named TP Singh and Dinesh Mongia during the trial of a case in which he is suing former...
  • Cairns' IPL libel case to begin on March 5 February 26, 2012

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricket allrounder Chris Cairns' libel suit against deposed Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi will be heard in the High Court at London from March 5, New Zealand media reports. The Sunday Star-Times newspaper said Cairns will be represented by leading barrister Andrew Caldecott and the case...
  • Secret Kitchen: The Biryani World Cup special March 26, 2011

    Amidst all the Cricket World Cup fervor, Bikramjit Ray holds a World Cup of his own, a Biryani World Cup. Judging this World Cup is none other than New Zealand all rounder,Chris Cairns, who has to decide between three neighbouring nations i.e India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. ...