Wellington - Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has claimed that
he is disappointed that his one-time friend and team-mate Brendon McCullum has
mentioned his alleged involvement in match-fixing.
McCullum released his autobiography 'Brendon McCullum -
Declared' on Thursday and ahead of the release mentioned the Chris Cairns
perjury trial and the events that led up to it.
Cairns had charged with perjury and perverting the course of
justice after he Lalit Modi for libel in the high court in 2012 but was found
not guilty in December 2015.
The former all-rounder also took legal action against the
MCC for linking him to match-fixing in the title of a video of Brendon McCullum
delivering the spirit of cricket lecture at Lord's.
The MCC were forced to take the video down and issue a
public apology to Cairns who maintains his innocence regarding match-fixing.
Cairns told the New Zealand Herald: "I am trying to
move on with my life and I suggest Brendon does the same. I hope he finds peace
in his retirement, and I hope for his sake, that he never has to go through
what I did in mine."
Reportedly McCullum has devoted five chapters of his book to
McCullum had earlier told Radio New Zealand: "I felt
that I was the one on trial and I found that really hard to deal with.
"I'm a very forgiving person. I don't keep a lot of
grudges... the last thing I wanted to see was one of my former teammates
rotting away in jail and I'm actually pleased he's not.
"But I can't forgive the other behaviour, the way...
(he) effectively lobbied to put me in the gun publicly and heap a lot of
pressure on. Hence I want nothing more to do with him."
"I'm sure he'll get on with his life, and I'll get on
with mine, and let's hope they never cross paths."