IPL rejects Cairns application
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:CL Cairns
Event:Indian Premier League 2009/10

DateLine: 7th January 2010


Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has been removed from IPL auction list because of the match-fixing slur against his name during his stint with the now disbanded Indian Cricket League (ICL).


Cairns' name featured in the original list for the January 19 auction but Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi said the Kiwi's name was removed because of the match-fixing taint.


"The (IPL) governing council has decided against keeping him on the list," Modi told a leading cricket website.


"We have removed him from the list...as we have zero tolerance for this kind of stuff," he said.


Even though Cairns would no longer be part of the auction, fellow former ICL rebel Shane Bond, Damien Martyn and Justin Kemp would remain in hunt for an IPL career.


Modi made it clear that it was for the IPL governing council to decide which players would be allowed to take part in the auction.


"A player writes to us to be put into the auction. We may choose to allow him in or not. In a case where there is any doubt about conduct or behaviour we prefer to keep that player out of the tournament," Modi said.