Shiv Thakor sacked by Derbyshire after exposing himself to two women

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Support The Guardian news Share via Email Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest Derbyshire Cricket Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Derbyshire County Cricket Club has terminated Shiv Thakor’s contract with immediate effect after the cricketer was found guilty of exposing himself to two women.“The club expects the highest standards of behaviour from all its staff and is opposed to sexual harassment in any form,” Derbyshire stated on their website.“Following last week’s court decision, the club has reviewed the case and Thakor’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect. The club will make no further comment.”The 24-year-old was convicted at Southern Derbyshire magistrates’ court last week and is awaiting sentencing on 24 November.Thakor, who made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 2011, was granted conditional bail before his sentencing as Derbyshire moved to release him from the county.A former England under-19 captain, Thakor exposed himself through a “gap” in his jogging bottoms. He was arrested in July after the two offences near Radbourne Lane in Mackworth, Derby, on 12 June and 19 June.Southern Derbyshire magistrates’ court was told that, during a police interview, he said he had already been “sexually satisfied” by his “16-year-old girlfriend” so he would not have committed the offences. Giving evidence, he also said he has “a tendency” to “rearrange myself”, both at the front and the back. Topics Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img

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