Already in the midst of match-fixing allegations which was compounded by the perjury charges, Chris Cairns has now been pushed to a corner with financial trouble and is making ends meet washing bus shelters.
Being tangled in a number of legal complications his bills are mounting, reports The New Zealand Herald, and that has certainly pushed the former cricketer to earn 17 dollars an hour with Auckland Council.
“He’s trying really hard and supporting his family the best way he can. He’s not moping around, he’s showing guts and doing hard work by cleaning bus shelters. All I can do is support him, but as a friend it is really hard to watch his name being dragged through the mud with no conclusion in sight. He’s a champion guy and he will come through this stronger,” Dion Nash, best friend and former cricketer was quoted by The New Zealand Herald as saying.
Herald also quoted his wife Mel Croser in the report where she said: “He has no choice, he has to provide for his family … We have bills to pay like everyone else. We don’t own a house, we’re paying rent like many other people and getting by is a struggle.”
In 2010, Chris Cairns proposed her with a 3.2 carat diamond ring while working in Dubai as a diamond trader.
Three years later, life has come to a full-circle for the former all-rounder who has also doubled up as a truck driver.
Cairns continue to reside in Herne Bay, one of the poshest residential areas in Auckland and is scheduled to fly to London to face probe by the British authorities on alleged match-fixing charges.