Cricket, which is considered to be a gentlemen’s sport sometimes leaves a shoddy impression on the fans. Reason being some of the cricketers who enjoy special status in India, having a huge fan following couldn’t keep up to the mark in their personal lives. A number of cricket players have been arrested in the past because of various on- and off-field controversies.
On that note, here are such cricketers who were arrested for the criminal offense.
Sreesanth was arrested in a spot-fixing case. On 17 May 2013, Sreesanth confessed to spot-fixing, according to police. However, Sreesanth has always maintained that he is innocent and that he was forced to sign confession statements. On 18 October 2017, Kerela High restored the life ban on Sreesanth.
The South African pacer was arrested for molesting a teenager, he found guilty and was sentenced to 6 years in jail. However, his lawyer had put him out of the prison after a few days.
The Pakistani batsman Kamran Akmal spent a few hours in jail after messing with the traffic police in Lahore.
One of the most promising all-rounders in world cricket, Stokes is currently going through a tough period. He was arrested after an alleged late-night pub fight in Bristol that left a man in hospital with facial injuries. The England Test vice-captain has not played for the side since the incident.
One of the best leg-spinners of Indian cricket is a surprise inclusion in this list. According to various Indian news outlets, Indian cricketer Amit Mishra was arrested in 2015 when a female friend filed a complaint of physical assault. He was alleged to have thrown a kettle at the woman.
Pakistan speedster Mohammad Asif was arrested during his prime in Dubai on charges of possessing illegal drugs. The cricketer was returning after his debut IPL tenure. According to reports, Asif was carrying opium.