ENGLAND's World Cup winning cricket star Adil Rashid has been exposed by Inland Revenue after he failed to pay more than £100,000 worth of tax.

The Bradford-born cricketer, who lives in the Toller Lane area, defaulted on his tax returns over four years from 2013-2017.

He has been ordered to pay £100,280.89 in back taxes on top of a penalty.

He has been fined £36,608.13 by the taxman for the four-year misdemeanor and publicly named and shamed in the latest tax default list from HMRC.

The star appears alongside restauranteurs, builders and second hand car salesmen.

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This includes Mark Alan Leese, who was working for Inntouch accountancy services in Shipley from 2010 to 2017 when he failed to pay thousands in taxes.

He has been ordered to pay £76,556.15 in back taxes and fined £53,589.28 by HMRC.

A spokesperson for HMRC said: “The majority of businesses and individuals pay the tax that they owe, but for the minority who refuse to pay, HMRC has a range of tools available.

“We are able to publish the names of those penalised under civil procedures for deliberately defaulting on certain tax obligations. This is about influencing behaviour by encouraging defaulters to engage with HMRC.”

Mr Rashid said: "The tax issue occurred due to the incompetence of my previous accountant.

"I always provided my accountant with all the relevant paperwork and trusted him.

"Unfortunately the accountant did not provide the correct information to HMRC. 

"When I became aware of the situation i immediately contacted HMRC to make them aware of the situation.

"I appointed a new accountancy firm who swiftly dealt with the situation. All outstanding tax payments and penalties were paid and the matter is now closed."