Chris Cairns claims fixing allegations against him are "absurd, bizarre and scary"
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has stood by his stance that all the fixing allegations against him have no truth behind it. Speaking to the media after landing in Auckland from London, he went on to add that he his currently finding all the happenings surrounding him, “absurd, bizarre and scary.”
"Each and every allegation against me that I have cheated at cricket or attempted to induce others to cheat at cricket is false," he told reporters at Auckland airport.
Cairns arrived at the airport after attending the interview with the ICC’s anti-corruption authorities at London. It is no hidden fact that Lou Vincent, former New Zealand cricketer and Cairns’ teammate and Brendon McCullum, the current New Zealand captain have given their testimonies to the ICC accusing a former player (quoted as player X) for making repeated attempts to lure them into match-fixing.
It is also told that apart from those two, Stephen Fleming, Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills had also given their evidence in the inquiry.
Speaking about the accusations against his name, Cairns said: "These three ex- or current New Zealand players have made no direct accusation against me."
Cairns said "dark forces" were behind the allegations.
"I find the manner in which this whole matter has progressed and the limited information that has been provided to me until very recently to be very disturbing," he said.
"Knowing what I now know of these allegations against me, I find the situation truly absurd, bizarre and scary," added Cairns.