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Pakistani Cricketer Mohammad Yousuf joined ICL despite being selected for the national team to play three ODI matches.

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'Completely vindicated' Cairns ready for cricket comeback after two- year libel trial
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns has said he feels "complete vindication" and added that he is ready to resume playing cricket and lead a normal life in Canberra, after a two-year battle to clear his reputation of match-fixing accusations.

Cairns 'not surprised' by Modi's decision to appeal against libel verdict
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns is not surprised over former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi's decision to appeal against the libel case, but he is reserving further comment until more details about the appeal are revealed.

Lalit Modi to appeal against verdict favouring Kiwi cricketer Cairns
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi has confirmed that he will appeal against the verdict that favours former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns.

Cairns wins libel trial case against Modi
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has won libel case against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and was awarded 90,000 pounds in damages.

London High Court hears Cairns-Modi match fixing case
The High Court in London heard in the first Twitter libel case regarding the match-fixing allegation against former Kiwi all rounder Chris Cairns, made in January 2010 through a tweet by Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi.

Cairns' global reputation as "hard and fair captain" hangs in balance in UK court
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns' reputation is at stake as his libel case has reached its final stages in the High Court in London.

Cairns' match-fixing case verdict to be announced after summing up of speeches
Only after the summing up speeches will a verdict be announced in the libel case filed by former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns against former Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket chief Lalit Modi.

Former ICL team-mates reitrate match-fixing claim against Cairns
Three former Indian Cricket League team-mates have reconfirmed that former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns was involved in the match-fixing.

'Agitated' Cairns constrained from confronting Modi in court over spot-fixing allegations
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns was pulled from the London High Court by his lawyer after he tried confront Lalit Modi on the fifth day of his libel suit.

Ex-ICL anti-corruption officer says Cairns was involved in match fixing
Former Indian Cricket League (ICL) anti-corruption officer Howard Beer told the High Court in London that New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns was involved in match fixing, along with his ex- teammates.

Chris Cairns' wife in tears at London court hearing
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns' wife, Mel, has said that lawyers asking her husband whether he had been involved in fixing cricket matches was "the most horrible question I have ever had to ask".

'Emotional' ex Kiwi cricketer Cairns says he is 'not a cheat'
Former Kiwi all- rounder Chris Cairns has insisted that he is not a cheat, while defending match-fixing allegations against him.

Lalit Modi's 25-word tweet reduced my reputation to dust: Cairns
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has said that Lalit Modi's 25-word tweet reduced his reputation to "dust".

Oz Test series against Kiwis, Indians taking a backseat to Big Bash makes no sense: Dean Jones
This Australian summer's peak times for TV will be all about the Big Bash (Twenty20) League, and with most of Cricket Australia's marketing budget spent on the event, Tests may hardly get a mention, feels former cricketer Dean Jones.

PCB paid Salman Butt Rs 3 mn 'loyalty bonus' for shunning ICL
The seventh day of the spot-fixing case hearing in a London court saw Zakir Khan, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director of cricket operations, give exhaustive information on lawful payments made to the players and the breakdown of how their earnings were distributed.

ICL stonewalling Pak cricketers' 2.2 million dollar overdue payment bid: Moin Khan
The Pakistani players who played in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) face a bleak future in respect of securing their pending payments worth two million dollars.

Razzaq disappointed over Pak players' omission from IPL 4 auction
Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has expressed his disappointment over the exclusion of Pakistani cricketers from the auction list for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cairns gets court's nod to pursue Twitter libel case against Lalit Modi
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has won court approval to advance his Twitter libel case against former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi.

When Shane Bond swore at NZ Cricket boss over ICL ultimatum
Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has revealed that he swore at New Zealand Cricket boss Justin Vaughan when the latter told him his national team contract would be torn up if he continued to play in the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).

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