Is playing cricket professionally and the income of a professional cricketer halal?
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Cricket is not a valid proffession, and hence it will not be permissible to make it a source of one’s income. There are many other evils associated with proffessional sports, example: intermingling, music, photography etc. Due to all these factors, it is not permissible to play cricket on a proffessional level.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
Imdaad al-Muftin, 2/1001,
Aap ke Masaail, 7 / 330
This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .