22 May 2014

ICC moves to reassure Black Caps skipper

3:06 pm on 22 May 2014

The head of the International Cricket Council has spoken to New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum, assuring him it values his match fixing testimony.

McCullum's lawyer Garth Gallaway says the ICC chief executive David Richardson called McCullum in India, where the Black Caps captain is playing in the Indian Premier League - although McCullum arrived back in the country on Thursday to attend the birth of his third child.

McCullum's testimony along with that of former team-mate Lou Vincent to the ICC's anti-corruption unit were leaked to English media.

Gallaway says McCullum is satisfied with the assurances Richardson gave, given there's nothing that can be done given his testimony is now in the public domain.

He says Richardson assured McCullum that the ICC supported him and that they valued the courage and integrity that he has shown in reporting the approach that he had received to fix a game.