"I have had contact from the (Metropolitan) police and the ICC and I will be engaging with them further in the coming days and weeks," Cairns said. (Agencies)
"I still don't have any detail about the basis for or nature of their inquiry, he said."
Cairns said he was pleased that after persistent rumors of his alleged involvement in match-fixing "the authorities are finally engaging with me so that this matter can be resolved once and for all and I can get on with my life. As I have said countless times, I have nothing to hide."
The ICC said last year that members of its anti-corruption unit had visited New Zealand as part of an inquiry involving Cairns and his former New Zealand teammates Lou Vincent and Daryl Tuffey.
Vincent and Tuffey confirmed they had been questioned but Cairns repeatedly said he had not been approached or advised of the nature of the investigation.
He accused the ICC of "recklessly tarnishing" his name by allowing the existence of an inquiry to become public before he had a chance to defend himself. Cairns has now confirmed that contact had been made by investigators with his legal representatives.
"It's pretty complex," Cairns said. "But what I would like to reiterate is that I'm actually glad that people are finally talking to me after four months,” he said.
"I have had contact from the (Metropolitan) police and the ICC and I will be engaging with them further in the coming days and weeks," Cairns said.