8 Dec 2013

Cairns says it's news to him

1:20 pm on 8 December 2013

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns says he was shocked to discover that he's been linked to an ICC investigation into alleged match fixing.

The International Cricket Council says its anti-corruption and security unit has been working closely with domestic anti-corruption units to investigate the accusations for some months.

Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has outed himself as one of three former players being investigated for match fixing.

Cairns says no representative of the ICC, New Zealand Cricket or the New Zealand Players Association has contacted him in regard to any connection by him to an investigation into alleged fixing.

He says he has no information, and therefore was shocked and dismayed to discover the speculation in the media.

Cairns pointed out that 20 months ago, the High Court in England ruled that he'd done nothing wrong - which is on record for everyone to see.

In a statement Cairns says like everyone else, he'll be looking for answers.

Cairns has left the Sky commentary team in Dunedin to be with his family.