Verdict lifted dark cloud: Cairns

Lastly I feel great relief that I am able to walk into any cricket ground with my head held high,” he added.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Wellington | Published: March 28, 2012 12:27:54 am

Relieved after winning a libel suit against Lalit Modi,who had accused him of match-fixing,former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns said the London High Court’s verdict has lifted a “dark cloud” that has been over him for the past two years.

Modi will have to pay 90,000 pounds (app Rs 73 lakh) in damages to the all-rounder but the embattled administrator has decided to appeal against the judgement. “Today’s verdict lifts a dark cloud that has been over me for the past two years. I feel mixed emotions. Firstly sadness that I should ever have had to put myself,my friends and my family through this because of one man’s misdirected allegations,” Cairns said in a statement.

“But I also feel great joy because my past career has come through unscathed because I had the courage to stand up to defend my name. Lastly I feel great relief that I am able to walk into any cricket ground with my head held high,” he added.

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