17 Oct 2015

Cairns 'talked openly' about match-fixing

6:41 am on 17 October 2015

A London court has been told Chris Cairns talked openly about match-fixing at a dinner in 2008 with several New Zealand cricketers.

Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum arrives at court. Photo: Getty

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Cairns is on trial in the Southwark Crown Court accused of lying under oath about match-fixing during a libel case in 2012.

Former teammate Andre Adams described a Black Caps night out in India, when Cairns spoke about the ongoing rumours of cheating in the Indian Cricket League.

Adams told the Court this morning Cairns said that even if there was match-fixing, it did not matter, as it was an unsanctioned event, and questioned what could be done.

Adams also spoke about being approached to match-fix by Lou Vincent.

Earlier, another former Black Cap, Kyle Mills, told the court Brendon McCullum revealed to him that he had been approached by Chris Cairns to match-fix.

Mills said he was told that Cairns had asked for McCullum's help during a meeting, but that McCullum had not given him too many details about the incident.

Under cross-examination by Cairns' lawyer, Mills said he did not think McCullum had mentioned fellow New Zealand cricketers Daryl Tuffey and Vincent as being involved in match-fixing.

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