Chris Cairns Gets Bail on Perjury Charge

Chris Cairns, who won a libel case against Lalit Modi, has been charged with making a false statement, namely that he had never cheated at cricket nor would he contemplate doing such a thing.

updated: October 02, 2014 22:29 IST
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Chris Cairns outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London

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London: New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns appeared in a London court on Thursday to face a charge of perjury relating to a libel action he brought in England in 2012.

Cairns won £90,000 ($146,000) after he sued former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi over a 2010 tweet accusing the all-rounder of match-fixing during his time in the now defunct Indian Cricket League.

However, Cairns was charged with perjury last month and appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London on Thursday.

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