Cairns hits out at Lalit Modi

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Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 13:01 [IST]
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Cairns lashes out at Modi

London, Mar 6: New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has accused the former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi for his accusation of match-fixing, which reduced the cricketer's career to 'dust'.

The 41 year old cricketer, had filed a libel suit against the former Commissioner of IPL due to the above reasons, has not revealed that his career was reduced to dust after the allegation was made by Lalit Modi.

Cairns had complained to a leading cricket portal ESPN Cricinfo, about the issue and the website obliged by withdrawing the report it had carried after apologizing and paying damages, but Modi declined to apologize while he pleaded justification and maintained the stand saying that the charges against Cairns were true.

This episode, forced the cricketer to term the allegation as 'wholly untrue' and a grave libel for spoiling his career.

He further said that if this episode is left uncorrected, his illustrious 20 year old career would have no meaning as he had registered a rare double 200 wickets with 3000 runs in 62 Test matches.

"The defendant's allegations have also had a profound effect on my personal and private life," Cairns said in evidence. "It put a strain on my marriage. It hurts that my wife may think that I am not the man she thought I was.

"It hurts me too that friends, many of whom are former cricketing foes, will question my integrity as a man and a sportsman and that all I achieved in the great game of cricket is dust."


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