Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi loses appeal against 90,000-pound compensation to Chris Cairns

first_imgFormer Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi has lost his appeal against the 90,000 pound libel award to former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns over unfounded accusations of match-fixing.The Guardian reported that three judges in the Court of Appeal, headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, said the “awards were proportionate to the seriousness of the allegation and its direct impact on Cairns himself — and would serve to vindicate his reputation”.The 42-year-old Cairns had sued Modi over an “unequivocal allegation” on Twitter in January 2010. Modi had tweeted that the New Zealander was removed from the IPL auction list because of his involvement in alleged match-fixing. Cairns said that Modi’s tweet turned his achievements to “dust”.Earlier this year in March, Justice David Bean gave the verdict in favour of Cairns, saying Modi had “singularly failed” to provide any reliable evidence of Cairns’ involvement in match-fixing or spot-fixing.last_img

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