London: Chris Cairns, the retired New Zealand international, was questioned about his work for a diamond trading company and the large sums of money he received from them prior to the third edition of the Indian Cricket League (ICL), on the second day of Cairns' libel action against former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi.
Cairns is suing Modi over a 2010 tweet which claimed the former allrounder was involved in match-fixing during his time in the ICL as captain of Chandigarh Lions. Cairns had his contract terminated after three games of the third edition of the ICL, with his failure to disclose an injury the official reason given.
Modi's defence claims this was a cover-up, to obscure corruption allegations that had been made against Cairns. He has denied this but faced further question from Ronald Thwaites QC, representing Modi, about his financial situation in 2008, prior to the start of the third edition of the ICL in October.