Chris Cairns's lawyers have a final chance to convince a London jury that the former New Zealand cricket star is not the match-fixing ringleader the prosecution says he is.
Cairns is charged with perjury in relation to a 2012 libel trial in which he stated that he "never, ever cheated at cricket".
He and co-defendant Andrew Fitch-Holland also face a charge of perverting the course of justice for allegedly trying to get another former Black Cap, Lou Vincent, to provide a false statement for the libel case.
The Crown says Cairns fixed games in the Indian Cricket League in 2008, got Vincent to help fix, and approached Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum to try to get him involved.
Prosecutor Sasha Wass QC wrapped up the Crown case last week, telling the trial at Southwark Crown Court it had heard evidence of Cairns's cheating from three direct witnesses, as well as witnesses whose evidence backed up those accounts.
"Mr Cairns has been unable to present a single credible explanation for nine people wanting to falsely implicate him in criminal conduct."
She said Cairns had refused to say what motivation those people might have to make up stories about him, and he was waiting for his lawyer to make the conspiracy theory sound credible.
Defence lawyer Orlando Pownall QC will deliver his closing remarks on Monday.
Ms Wass told the jury Mr Pownall was a "persuasive advocate" and would make Cairns's theory sound credible in the same way a "skilful novelist can make a world of fiction seem believable".