Wellington: The London lawyer who successfully represented New Zealand cricket star Chris Cairns in a high-profile libel suit has been arrested, the cricketer said, amid reports it was connected to his match-fixing related case.
Cairns, who is at the centre of ongoing match-fixing allegations, said he had learned his lawyer Andrew Fitch-Holland had been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.London’s Metropolitan Police would only say the arrest was in relation to a civil case, but New Zealand reports said it was connected to the libel case involving Cairns and Lalit Modi.
In March 2012, Cairns won 90,000 pounds ($147,000) in a libel action against Modi in London over a tweet that alleged the New Zealand all-rounder was involved in match-fixing. Modi’s appeal against the decision was overturned.
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