Wellington: An inquiry into corruption that has rocked world cricket is entering its final stages, officials said on Saturday, as former New Zealand international Chris Cairns was to fly to London to be interviewed by police.
Cairns has vehemently denied any involvement in corruption but believes he is the person alleged to be "Player X" -- the match-fixing ringleader mentioned by former team-mates Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum. (Also read: McCullum vows to cooperate with investigations)
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said he believed investigators were "not far away" from interviewing Cairns and the inquiry would be wrapped up in a matter of weeks. (Related: Kiwi Lou Vincent charged on 14 offenses by ECB | He expects more charges against him)