Match fixing: Lalit Modi drops civil suit against Chris Cairns

Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has decided to drop a $3.3 million civil law suit against Chris Cairns in the match-fixing scandal, a major reprieve for the New Zealand all-rounder who was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in a perjury trial.

“He’s decided to bring the civil matter to a close and draw a line under it,” Modi’s lawyer Rajesh Vyakarnam told the ‘New Zealand Herald’.

Modi had lost to Cairns in a 2012 court battle after the flamboyant administrator was sued by the Kiwi player for claiming that he was involved in match-fixing in the now- defunct Indian Cricket League. Cairns was later accused of lying under oath in this trial but was cleared of the charge in a perjury case in the UK last year.