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Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has travelled to London in order to be interviewed by police in relation to the ongoing match-fixing investigation.
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson announced that Cairns might be interviewed by the global cricketing body’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).
Richardson added that the ongoing investigation into match-fixing, which heavily revolves around the testimony given by former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and current skipper Brendon McCullum, is likely to be concluded in the next few weeks.
“We are at the end of the investigation. It is close to being finalised and I’m sure Chris Cairns will be spoken to and given an opportunity to put his side of the story,” Richardson told Radio Sport. “Although part of it does involve a police investigation in the UK, which I can’t really vouch for as to when that will be finalised, but certainly from our perspective the investigations are close to finality and hopefully we should be making announcements pretty soon.”
Cairns’ lawyer, Aaron Lloyd, told the New Zealand Herald that the former all-rounder had flown to London on Saturday.
“Chris Cairns is meeting with the Met police to conclude the interview he started and is also hoping to meet with the ICC anti-corruption unit,” Lloyd said.
Cairns met with Scotland Yard investigators in April, but refused to reveal what the meeting was about or the reasons behind it.