Cairns still trying to clear name in ICL match fixing allegations

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Auckland, Mar 21(ANI): Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has said that he is locked out of the game and is still struggling to clear his name over allegations of match fixing in the Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Cairns has issued proceedings in the United Kingdom and India against Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi.

It is aimed to force Modi to produce evidence justifying the claims that prevented Cairns being part of the IPL auction in January.

"Unfortunately the procedure still takes time which is frustrating. He made the allegations and won't front up in court. That's all we're trying to initiate. We've issued emails to the BCCI and the IPL, but had nothing back," The New Zealand Herald quoted Cairns, as saying.

"He's a powerful man, but you can't go around saying what he did in public. There's no truth in those allegations, whatsoever. There was a potential opportunity to get into the IPL and even now I don't think I would have been out of my league. However, it's not about me missing a contract."

"They're completely within their rights to accept or deny anyone. This is about the personal attack on me by Modi," he added. (ANI)

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