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Leading cricket club denies link with cricketer who beat his wife with bat

LONDON: Leicestershire cricket club have denied ever making a contract offer to an abusive husband who admitted hitting his then wife with a cricket bat, the English county side said Monday. Mustafa Bashir walked away from court Monday after his lawyers said a prison sentence could ruin his prospects with the Midlands county, according to British media reports. Bashir, 34, also forced bleach and pills into then wife Fakhara Karim's mouth, Manchester Crown Court heard. But rather than imprison Bashir, Judge Richard…