Cricketer Shiv Thakor Sentenced for Indecent Exposure

British Asian cricketer Shiv Thakor has been sentenced for indecently exposing himself to two women. He will be on the sex offenders register for 5 years.

Shiv leaving trial

"I am now nervous about being on my own. I'm constantly looking round."

Shiv Thakor, an ex-England cricketer, received his sentence for indecent exposure. Police have put him on the sex offenders register for a total of 5 years.

He will also have to complete a three-year community order and ordered to pay £1,005 in costs.

The judge also enforced an eight-week curfew on Shiv where he cannot leave his home between 7pm – 7am and must wear an electronic tag.

The sentence took place on 24th November 2017, located at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court.

The cricketer had denied two counts of indecent exposure and intending to cause alarm or stress. However, the judge found him guilty at a previous trial, on 16th November.

The court had heard how Shiv exposed himself to two women, through a “gap” in his jogging bottoms. His crimes took place on separate occasions; on the 12th and 19th June 2017 at a housing estate.

After an investigation, police arrested him in July. His victims revealed the “distress” the incidents caused them, with one describing him as “Shifty Shiv”. In a statement, one victim said:

“I am now nervous about being on my own. I’m constantly looking round.”

His defending lawyer, Orla Daly explained her client felt “personally and professionally devasted” with the conviction. She cited the verdict had “ended his cricketing career”.

District Judge Andrew Meachin said at the trial:

“You have demonstrated little or no remorse. You also don’t seem to understand the impact of your behaviour on these victims.” He also rejected Shiv’s claims that he had made an “honest mistake”.

The sportsman previously enjoyed a successful career in cricket. Back in 2011, he won Young Sports Personality of the Year at the British Asian Sports Awards.

During that year, he also became the youngest Leicestershire player to score a first class-hundred. Accomplishing the feat in his debut match, he scored 134 at the age of 17.

The cricketer, a former England U-19 captain, had played for Derbyshire County Cricket Club since 2015. However, the club released a statement on the 16th November, saying:

“The club expects the highest standards of behaviour from its staff and is opposed to sexual harassment in any form. Thakor’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect.”

With this sentence for indecent exposure, this marks the end of his cricketing career.

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