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Pakistani cricketer jailed in wife beating case

Mustafa Bashir has been jailed for 18 months.

By: Sarwar Alam

A 34-year-old Pakistani man, who clubbed his wife with a cricket bat and forced her to drink bleach, has been jailed for 18 months after a judge said he was “fundamentally misled” by the cricketer. Judge Richard Mansell was reviewing his own previous non-custodial sentence at Manchester Crown Court and said he had been “fundamentally misled” after Mustafa Bashirs legal team had claimed that he had been offered a contract by the Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC). The judge had let Bashir off jail time last month in order to not ruin his career. However, there was widespread outcry against…

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