Leicestershire CCC statement: Mustafa Bashir
Leicestershire County Cricket Club welcomes the news that Mustafa Bashir has on review now been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment because the judge was “fundamentally misled” about Bashir having been offered a contract with the club. The club is happy to have played its part in bringing Bashir’s invention to the attention of the Court and ensuring that justice could be done.
Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Wasim Khan said: “The club is deeply committed to the White Ribbon campaign set up to tackle domestic violence, so we were horrified at being used as a means for someone who had been convicted of appalling violence to his wife to escape imprisonment. His new sentence of 18 months in prison is a much more fitting punishment for what he did and good news for the fight against domestic violence.”