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Thakor career in ruins after Derbyshire release

Shiv Thakor PA Photos

Derbyshire have terminated Shiv Thakor's contract with immediate effect less than a week after he was found guilty of two accounts of sexual exposure.

Thakor, who was granted unconditional bail, will be sentenced on November 24 and must fear that a career once predicted to end with England honours could now be at an end.

Derbyshire were intent upon releasing Thakor, a former England Under-19 allrounder, from the moment he was found guilty at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on November 15 in connection with two accounts of sexual exposure.

The court heard how Thakor had been labelled as "Shifty Shiv" by one of the witnesses, having allegedly arrived on the housing estate in jogging bottoms with two buttons undone.

A terse Derbyshire statement said: "The club expects the highest standards of behaviour from all its staff and is opposed to sexual harassment in any form.

"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."

Derbyshire's response has also had to take into account that Thakor was in a relationship with an employee at the club.