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Wellington: May 25, 2014


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 Stuff.co.nz, 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.