Cricket is called as Gentleman’s game but some players couldn’t make up to the mark. With some players getting bad name on non- cricket related activities and some involving on the field and worst scenarios like match fixing. We look at some reputed players who have been jailed.

10 Players who seen the face of Jail:

Navjot Singh Sidhu:

India’s one of the wittiest commentators was jailed during his cricketing career for been reportedly alleged in a 66-old man’s death. In 1988, he was said to be along with his friends who had a harsh violence on the old person who died eventually.

In 2006, Punjab and Haryana court sentenced his 3 years of imprisonment and Charged Rs.1 Lakh. Later after passing some days in the jail he appealed against the decision which came in his favor ending his punishment.

Makhaya Ntini:

The South African Pacer, Makhaya Ntini was sentenced to Jail in 1999 for 6 years for reportedly alleged in a teenager’s rape incident. He faced some days in jail before his lawyer appealed over it and eventually brought Ntini out.

Luke Pomersbach & Phil Tufnel:

Phil Tufnel England’s left arm best spinner in 1990’s and Australian Batsman Pomersbach seen jail on the same type of violations.

Tufnel in 1998 was arrested for misbehaving with waiter which made him to stay in jail for a night. In 2012 Pomersbach also was prisoned for a night after he molested a woman during his day with KXIP team in IPL.

Ijaz Ahmed:

Pakistan’s legendary batsman has a bitter experience of staying in jail. He was been arrested due to a check of Rs.1-crore being bounced and made him to stay for a couple of weeks behind the grills.

Umar Akmal:

The young Pakistan batsman was caught messing with the traffic police at Lahore for which he had to pass sometime in the jail and was order for regular confession in the police station when schedule.

S Sreesanth:

Sreesanth, once stood as India’s premium fast bowler stood behind one of the worst events in Cricket took part in IPL which spoiled the leagues name. He along with other two cricketers namely Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan, part of Rajasthan Royals team committed spot fixing and eventually were arrested and sent to jail for interrogation. Few days after been proved to be guilty, they were released with life time ban on them.

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer:

The biggest match fixing plot that shook down the Cricket world took place at Home of Cricket, Lord’s. Captain Butt forced Ameer and Asif to bowl reportedly when he suggested in order to help bookie Mazhar Masjeed who is associated with this incident. Later they were give 10, 7 and 5 years of ban respectively who also faced their life in Jail.



    Cricket Statistician and Journalist. Love to churn out facts and stats. Member of the Society of Cricket Statisticians of India (SCSI).

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