London, Oct.13 (ANI): Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent has admitted before a court in London that he was involved in spot-fixing under ‘direct orders’ from then skipper Chris Cairns, who is facing a perjury charge over fixing matches.
According to the Guardian, Cairns induced Vincent to take part in spot fixing while they were playing for the Chandigarh Lions in the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The 36-year-old revealed that Cairns had paid him 50,000 dollars per game to under perform, and added that he deliberately performed badly during four matches in 2008.
All-rounder Cairns, who represented New Zealand in 62 Tests and 215 ODIs, saw his reputation take a beating when the former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi accused him of match-fixing.
Meanwhile, Andrew Fitch-Holland, the lawyer who represented Cairns, is also in legal trouble for asking Vincent to provide a false witness statement in connection with a defamation action between Cairns and Modi. (ANI)