New Zealand news April 5, 2014

Cairns says he met with UK police team

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has confirmed that he met with Scotland Yard investigators recently. He, however, refused to divulge the reasons for the meeting.

Cairns told Fairfax NZ News that the meeting had been held in New Zealand and it was cut short because the investigators had to return. He stressed that he would continue cooperating with them through his legal team in the UK.

''I maintain I have nothing to hide and we remain totally committed to doing whatever it takes to prove that via whatever means necessary," he said. ''I will therefore continue to liaise with them via my UK solicitors. I have not been arrested or charged."

Cairns also said he was due to be interviewed by the ICC in New Zealand but the meeting was deferred due to the ongoing Metropolitan police enquiry.

"'The ICC had also arranged to interview me this week in New Zealand,'' he said. ''Unfortunately that didn't go ahead, as they requested it be deferred while the Metropolitan police inquiry is ongoing."

According to Fairfax, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan police did not comment on the meeting with Cairns or the nature of the investigation.