Cairns departs for London to be interviewed by ICC, police over fixing revelations

ANI| Updated: May 25, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

Wellington: Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has reportedly departed for London to be interviewed by the police and the International Cricket Council`s (ICC) anti-corruption unit over the match-fixing fiasco that has rocked the cricket world.

This came on the heels of ICC`s revelations that it is close to wrapping up the investigation and disclosing the names of match-fixing culprits and full details of the explosive saga.

According to, Cairns flew out of Auckland after receiving a written assurance he will not be detained in London after agreeing to be interviewed by London Metropolitan Police and then the ICC`s anti-corruption unit.

The former player tweeted his request to the media to `respect and understand` the privacy of his family and cease to disturb them at their private residence.

Meanwhile, New Zealand Cricket ( NZC) has confirmed that a spectator was thrown out of a 2013 ODI in Hamilton on suspicion of `courtsiding`- a practice where spectators pass information on via a mobile phone to somebody overseas involved in illegal betting.