Was the cricketer who forced his wife to drink bleach spared prison because his wife was “too intelligent”?

Interesting to see this dissected by someone who understands the legal facts rather better than I do. The bottom line is that he still got off lightly and given that it seems he lied in court about having an offer from Leicestershire County Cricket Club, he may well be recalled for re-sentencing and or charged with attempting to pervert the course of Justice.