We are generally aware of international cricketers who have been in Parliament. In recent years, there have been Kirti Azad, M Azharuddin, CPS Chauhan and now Gautam Gambhir. For non-international cricketers there are:
Ashwini Minna (FC player for Punjab), who was a potential Test player in the mid-70s and was tried out against various touring teams.
Ultimately he became a journalist, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who had fallen to assassin’s bullets:
He did play some role in the struggle against terrorism in Punjab. And later became a BJP MP from Karnal (Haryana) in 2014-19. He died earlier this year.
Then there is the slightly better-known Laxmi Rattan Shukla, who played in a handful of ODIs in the late 1990s:
He became a TMC MLA in 2016 and is currently West Bengal’s Minister of state for youth services and sports: http://wbcmo.gov.in/ministers.aspx
(Look around the middle of the list of Ministers of State.)
The last example may be somewhat unexpected. See this clipping from a Hyderabad paper of around 1990:
Asad Owaisi took 6-79 against Bangalore U.
Look more closely at this clipping:
You can see that Venkatesh Prasad, opening bowler of the opposing team, did not do well in this match. Anyway he was to play for India later in the 90s.
Further details of Asad Owaisi’s cricket career are not readily available as he did not play in first-class and List A matches. Some details are mentioned here:
(Thanks to Abhijit Sen Gupta for the Hyderabad material).