ICC World Twenty20

Cricket thief off the hook

2012-10-11 18:27
ICC World Twenty20 (File)

Colombo - A Sri Lankan court handed a one-year suspended jail term to a British man on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to stealing tickets for a crucial World Twenty20 cricket match involving England.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli said the sentence for 54-year-old Caesar Buller would be suspended for five years because he had no previous convictions.

He was arrested on September 30 after sales staff raised the alarm at a ticket sales outlet in the capital Colombo.

Police said the man pocketed four books of tickets for the game between Sri Lanka and England, which saw England eliminated from the tournament.

Buller had remained in custody since he pleaded guilty on October 2 as there was no one to post the million rupee ($7 700) bail ordered by court. He was released from custody after Thursday's judgement.

Police told the court last week that the stolen tickets had a face value of 10 920 rupees (around $85), but most of them could not have been used as they had not yet been validated.

Read more on:    icc world twenty20  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Match Result

Who do you think will win this year's ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.