Even while cricket is considered a gentleman's game, there are some players who landed in jail after breaking laws of the land.
It is said that cricket is the game of uncertainties. Same is the case with the life of cricketers. Even while cricket is considered a gentleman’s game, there are some players who landed in jail after breaking laws of the land. Here is the list of five cricketers who landed themselves in jail because of one reason or the other.
Amit Mishra: Don’t be surprised after reading this name. As per Indian Express, he threw a kettle on one of his friends, after which she registered a complaint. At the time, the cricketer was in Bengaluru for a conditioning camp. After the incident, he was arrested but soon released on bail.
Vinod Kambli: The man, who was involved in world record partnership with little master Sachin Tendulkar, got a break in the Indian team quite early in his career. He soon carved a niche for himself as one of the emerging stars in International cricket. But very soon he came in news for wrong reasons. As per a sportskeeda report, a housemaid registered a complaint against him and his wife saying they had beaten her when she asked for salary.
S Sreesanth: He was part of the T20 team that lifted the World Cup in 2007. However, after the 2013 Indian Premiere League (IPL), the Delhi Police arrested him in spot-fixing case. Very soon he was banned for life. Recently, the cricketer made his debut in the South Indian film. He had also contested in the Kerala Assembly elections on BJP ticket but lost.
Navjot Singh Sidhu: The cricketer turned politician, who is now a minister in Amarinder Singh-led Congress Government in Punjab had also landed in jail close to 30 years back. In 1988, he was with two of his friends when suddenly an argument broke out between them and an aged man. Soon, the latter passed away. After the incident, Sidhu and his friends were sentenced to three years imprisonment. He later appealed in court, according to jansatta.com.
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Ajit Chandila: Along with S Sreesanth, he was also made an accused in 2013 spot-fixing case. He had to spend some time in jail before getting bail, the website report added.