Cricketers enjoy a special status in India. they have a big fan following . But some times they disappointed their fans with their immoral work.
Frequently we have heard of cricketers’ issues by being involved in cricket related scandals or off-field disputes.
Right from Navjot Singh Sidhu to S Sreesanth, there are several cricketers who have gone to jail for reasons aplenty.
In 2006 the Punjab and Haryana court sentenced cricketer and commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu to 3 years in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. Apparently in 1988, Sidhu was with his two friends when the duo had harsh violence on an old man that led to his death. Although Sidhu was sentenced to three years in jail, he appealed against the judgement after spending a few days in jail and the court ruled in his favour.Navjot Singh Sidhu Was Once Sentenced To 3 Years In Jail In A Homicide Case
Ben Stokes, England’s all-rounder, was arrested by police in connection with an incident involving the assault of a 27-year-old in Bristol.A number of cricketers have been arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine ,there also have been some who were named in match fixing and sexually assault .
Here are 8 such cricketers who were arrested for criminal offence.
The South African pacer was arrested of molesting a teen ager , he found guilty and was sentenced to 6 year in jail . however , his lawyer had put him out of the prison after a few days .
The Pakistani batsman . Ijaz ahmed had to stay in prison for a few days after a cheque of Rs 1 crore signed by him bounced.
The Australian batsman had to spend one night in prison for molesting a woman during IPL.
The Pakistani batsman kamran Akmal spent a few hours in jail after messing with the traffic police in Lahore.
Spinner Phil TufnelL was arrested for misbehaving with a waitress and had to spend one night in jail.
Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis was found guilty for trying तो smuggle the cocaine in England. He was sent to jail for 13 years.
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir
All the three Pakistani cricketers were sentenced to jail for their involvement in a match fixing scandal. While butt was sentenced for two and a half years, the other two were sentenced for one year and six months respectively.
Sreesanth was arrested in a spot fixing case. He was released after some time with a lifetime ban on him.