Chris Cairns has been moved to tears, speaking of his relief at being found not guilty after an eight-week London trial over match-fixing allegations.
The former Black Caps cricket captain was cleared of a perjury charge, and both he and his co-accused, Andrew Fitch-Holland, were found not guilty of perverting the course of justice.
The jury at Southwark Crown Court took 10 hours and 17 minutes of deliberation to reach their verdicts on Monday morning (local time).
This means the jury were not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that he had lied in court about match fixing.
Modi immediately responded to Monday’s verdict.
“I am aware of the verdict at Southwark Crown Court. As you know, I am limited in what I can say as I am restricted by the injunction put in place following the 2012 libel trial,” he said.
“I will consider how this affects my own civil claim against Mr Cairns in due course.”
Any civil claim would be on balance of probabilities.
Ultimately the evidence of Lou Vincent was found to be not trust worthy. The judge in his summing up basically said they can’t rely on what Vincent said.
I’m very pleased for Lance Cairns, one of my cricketing heroes, that he hasn’t seen his son found guilty.