New Zealand Cricketer was the captain of Chandigarh Lions in the Indian Cricket League, but during the third edition of the tournament itself Cairns contract had been terminated in October 2008. At that point the reason that had been presented was that because Cairns had breached the terms of the contract by failing to disclose an ankle injury.
In 2010, when Lalit Modi was in power as the IPL commissioner, he had tweeted allegations against Cairns stating that he was involved in match fixing during the rebel ICL in 2008 and that had been the reason for keeping Cairns out of the league. As the allegations had spread all over like wildfire, Cairns sued Modi saying that he had accused him on false charges and because of such untrue statements his reputation has suffered a huge blow.
After a 9 day trial at the London High Court, Justice David Bean announced the verdict in favor of Chris Cairns. And now one more trouble as now the former IPL commissioner will have to pay 90 000 pounds, approximately Rs. 73 lakhs to Cairns within the next 28 days. And if he wants to file an appeal he will have to approach the Court within the next 20 days. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV