Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns cleared of perjury

Chris Cairns

LONDON: Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns has been found not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice.

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Mr Cairns, 45, was cleared of falsely declaring under oath during a 2012 libel case that he had never cheated at cricket.

He had successfully sued Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi for accusing him on Twitter of match-fixing.

The retired all-rounder was cleared of all charges at Southwark Crown Court.