The Indian Premier League Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi has made it clear that the IPL would not reconsider its decision to remove New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns from the auction list.
The flamboyant Kiwi cricketer has announced that he intends to sue Modi for his comments that Cairns’ name was removed from the auction list due to a match-fixing taint.
“He (Cairns) is welcome if he wants to sue us... some people want to sue us all the time. But we know what we are doing and at the end of the day he is not allowed to play, thats it,” Modi told Times Now.
Cairns, whose name featured in the original list for the January 19 auction, was removed from the list because of the match-fixing slur against his name during his stint with the ‘rebel’ Indian Cricket League (ICL).
“If they want to sue us now, they can do that. We will produce what we have to produce in court,” Modi said.
“But we have not received anything (from the court). Had we received it, we would have responded to it,” Modi added.
The match-fixing allegation against Cairns surfaced when the Kiwi, along with former India batsman Dinesh Mongia, were suspended by the ICL authorities on “disciplinary grounds” in 2008.