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Shiv Thakor: Ex-Derbyshire cricketer appeals exposure conviction

Shiv Thakor arriving at court
Image caption Shiv Thakor played for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and England under-19s

A cricketer will appeal against a conviction for indecent exposure.

Shiv Thakor was put on the sex offenders register for five years after being found guilty of exposing himself in June this year.

A trial heard he caused "distress" to two women on a housing estate in Mackworth, Derbyshire, after using "a gap" in his trousers to expose himself.

The 24-year-old was also given a three-year community order at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court.

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Thakor was sacked by Derbyshire County Cricket Club following his conviction.

Shiv Thakor

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Image caption Thakor was one of England's most promising young cricketers

After success at schoolboy level, he signed a three-year deal with Leicestershire as a 17-year old, in November 2010.

In March 2011 he won the Young Sports Personality of the Year at the annual British Asian Sports Awards.

He was selected for the England under-19 team in the Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka in 2011.

In December 2012, Thakor was named captain for the under-19s for their tour of South Africa but broke a finger.

Despite issues with his broken finger he was described as "one of the most promising young all-rounders in the country" by sports broadcaster ESPN in 2014.

In 2015, Thakor signed for Derbyshire but had his contract terminated after being found guilty.

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