The former New Zealand cricket all rounder Chris Cairns has won his libel action against the Lalit Modi, the former chairman of the Indian Premier League, over accusations of match-fixing.
The judge in the London High Court said Modi had failed to provide any reliably evidence that Cairns was involved in match-fixing or spot-fixing, or even strong grounds for suspicion of cheating.
41 year old Cairns was awarded 90-thousand pounds, but the judge has yet to make a decision about costs.
Cairns wasn't in court, but he issued a statement saying the decision had lifted a dark cloud hanging over him for the past two years.
Modi's barrister indicated his client's intention to appeal the judgment.