Former test captain defends Australian cricket’s anti-corruption laws

Ricky Ponting has stood by Australian cricket’s anti-corruption measures, saying players, young and old are left in no doubt about their responsibilities.

ALEX HEINKE reports.

The former Australian captain received just rewards in Melbourne on Wednesday nights after being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame, only hours after giving evidence via video link at Chris Cairns’s perjury trial in London.


Ponting told the court he was with Black Caps batsmen Brendon McCullum in an Indian hotel room in 2008 when Cairns called his New Zealand compatriot to discuss a business proposal.

McCullum last week told the court that following the call, he went to meet Cairns, who asked him to become involved in match fixing.

Ponting would not discuss his involvement in the court case, but said every member of the Australian team was well educated about anti-corruption measures.