Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns cleared of perjury

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


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.