ICC news May 24, 2014

Cairns travelling to London for police interview

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC chief executive David Richardson has said the ongoing investigation into corruption in cricket, centering on the testimonies of Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum, will be completed in a matter of weeks, with Chris Cairns travelling to London to be interviewed by police and possibly the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit.

"We are at the end of the investigation. It is close to being finalised and I'm sure Chris Cairns will be spoken to and given an opportunity to put his side of the story," Richardson told Radio Sport. "Although part of it does involve a police investigation in the UK, which I can't really vouch for as to when that will be finalised, but certainly from our perspective the investigations are close to finality and hopefully we should be making announcements pretty soon."

Cairns' lawyer, Aaron Lloyd, told the New Zealand Herald that the former allrounder was flying to England on Saturday. "Chris Cairns is meeting with the Met police to conclude the interview he started and is also hoping to meet with the ICC anti-corruption unit," Lloyd said.

In April, Cairns had confirmed he met with Scotland Yard investigators but refused to divulge the reasons for the meeting. After it emerged that McCullum and Vincent, in their testimonies to the ACSU, said a 'Player X' had approached them with offers to fix games, Cairns issued a statement denying all allegations relating to the case.