IPL rejects Cairns

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/c/chriscairns.jpg' class='caption'> The IPL Governing Council removes Chris Cairns from the auction list as he has been accused of match-fixing in the past.

Updated: January 05, 2010 18:32 IST
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New Delhi:

The Indian Premier League or IPL Governing Council has rejected the application of Chris Cairns for the IPL auction.

This update appeared in fact on the IPL Chairman Lalit Modi's Twitter account. The former New Zealand cricketer is accused of alleged match-fixing in the rebel Indian Cricket League. Lalit Modi's Twitter Post states: Chris Cairns removed from the IPL auction list due to his past record in match fixing. This was done by the Governing council.

He was one of 97 internationals chasing a contract, with the final auction list to be announced, the IPL said on its website.

Cairns, who once held the world record for the most sixes in Tests (87) and is one of only seven players to have reached the double of 200 wickets and 3,000 runs, was a Wisden cricketer of the year in 2000.

However, his career was repeatedly disrupted by injury and he last played Test cricket in 2004 before ending his international career two years later following a Twenty20 match against the West Indies.

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