McCullum stands by his evidence despite Chris Cairns acquittal

Wellington, Dec.9 : New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has said he will stand by the evidence he had given during the recent perjury trial of his former teammate Chris Cairns despite the latter being found not guilty of having lied under oath in his previous London court outing.

Earlier, McCullum had told the jury that Cairns had approached him three times in total over fixing a match.

The 34-year-old, who was comfortable with the testimony, said he didn’t think his reputation had been affected by the court case.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews described Brendon as a focused personality and said the case would not affect him.

McCullum further stressed that he performed his duty by giving the evidence in a trial, insisting that the time has come to move on from the issue.

According to, McCullum is unlikely to attend the upcoming civil case opened by former chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL) Lalit Modi against Cairns in London.

Modi had accused Cairns, who had represented his nation in 62 Tests and 215 ODIs, of match-fixing while he was playing for the Chandigarh Lions in the now defunct Indian Cricket League in 2008. (ANI)