McCullum has confidence in ICC despite leak

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has full faith in the ICC's investigation into match-fixing, despite his supposedly protected testimony about Player X being leaked to the media this week.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has full faith in the ICC's investigation into match-fixing, despite his supposedly protected testimony about Player X being leaked to the media this week.

McCullum is working with the ICC in giving evidence against a former Black Caps player, who McCullum says offered him money, twice, to fix games in 2008. While this person has not been revealed, it is rumoured to be Chris Cairns, though he has denied this.

McCullum said: "I'm obviously disappointed about that but there's nothing I can do about it. I can't go into the specifics of what's going into the investigation or my involvement in it … but I will continue to fulfill my role in the investigation.

"I guess from my point of view the dealings I've had with the group that I've dealt with, I have confidence. How the leak happened, I'm not sure but I have confidence in them.

"There's still a long way to go. Obviously it had been a number of years and the next little while will probably be a bit tough but my role in the investigation is on-going.

"The sport of cricket is a great sport which we're all very privileged to be involved in. Obviously there are a couple of circumstances that have tainted the game but the majority of people uphold the traditions of the game."

When asked if the leaks had shaken his trust in the organisation, McCullum encouraged players to speak out, saying: "There was no hesitancy in my faith in the ICC as such.

"If one of the players found themselves in the same situation then I would certainly encourage them to go the same route I chose."

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