London, June 9: Former England Test player and World Cup finalist Chris Lewis was today released from jail after spending 6 years in prison for cocaine smuggling.
Guyana-born Lewis was convicted in 2009 and served less than half of his 13-year sentence, "BBC" reported today (June 9).
The 47-year-old played 32 Tests and 53 One Day Internationals for England and was also a part of the runner-up team at 1992 World Cup.
The player was quoted as saying by "BBC" that he made "wrong choices" after trying to make money by smuggling 140,000 Pounds worth of dissolved cocaine into the United Kingdom.
"I became afraid of what the future held, and at that point the thinking went awry," said Lewis, who bowled the last ball of the rain marred controversial 1992 World Cup semi-final against South Africa in Sydney.
"I made choices. They were the wrong choices and I say sorry for them. I've had six years in jail and until recently I would still look around and think 'wow you're in jail'. That was not part of the plan. I never saw that coming," Lewis told Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) in an interview.