Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who was banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from any kind of cricket after admitting to a range of match fixing offences, was used by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday to bring out an emotional video message to players ahead of the World Cup starting Saturday.
In a sad turn of events and also what many would say his fall from grace, New Zealand's famed cricketer and once feared all-rounder Chris Cairns has taken to cleaning bus shelters and driving trucks for 17-dollar-an-hour salary.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum may be a potential witness in the Chris Cairns perjury trial, according to reports. He was involved in a legal row to keep confidential material out of the public domain.
The International Cricket Council today supported the life ban imposed on New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent after he confessed to match-fixing while lauding the disgraced batsman for having the courage to admit his guilt.
Irate at being portrayed as a match-fixer, former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns today said he is in an "absurd, bizarre and scary" situation and lashed out at Brendon McCullum and Lou Vincent for naming him in their testimonies to the ICC.
The International Cricket Council said it is close to announcing its findings in a match-fixing case, which shook the game after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum`s testimony in the matter was leaked to the media.