Man who claimed to have Leicestershire County Cricket deal has domestic violence sentence reviewed

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A man spared jail for domestic violence after telling a court he would lose an offer to play professional cricket at Leicestershire County Cricket Club is in court to have his sentence reviewed today after the club denied any such offer.

Mustafa Bashir, 34, was given a suspended sentence for assaulting wife Fakhara Karim.

The judge was told that if Bashir was spared custody, he would be employed as a professional player by Leicestershire County Cricket Club. The club later said the claim was "wholly false".

ITV News Correspondent Rob Smith has the latest from court: