Chris Cairns perjury trial jury to return Monday

Cairns faces a charge of perjury after successfully suing Lalit Modi for accusing him of match-fixing.

Chris Cairns perjury trial jury to return Monday

London: The jury in the perjury trial of former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns will return to court on Monday after being unable to come to a verdict after two days of deliberations.

The jury of seven women and five men began considering the evidence at London`s Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday. The court did not sit on Wednesday or Thursday.

On Friday, judge Nigel Sweeney told the jury he would accept a majority verdict.

Cairns, 45, faces a charge of perjury after successfully suing Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi for accusing him of match-fixing on Twitter in 2010.

Cairns won £90,000 ($135,700) in damages from Modi in the March 2012 trial, but he is alleged to have lied to the court when he said that he had "never, ever cheated at cricket".

The former national captain also faces a charge of perverting the course of justice over allegations that he persuaded fellow cricketer Lou Vincent to provide a false witness statement for him during a Skype conversation.

Cairns`s legal adviser Andrew Fitch-Holland is also accused of perverting the course of justice.

Both men deny the charges.

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