BCCI clears Indian speedster Mohammed Shami of all match-fixing charges alleged by wife Hasin Jahan. Shami bags Grade B contract and IPL spot with Delhi.
After weeks of distasteful allegations, Mohammed Shami finally has something to cheer about. In a breather coming from BCCI, the speedster is cleared off match-fixing charges.
The claims of unfair play came from Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan. She leveled the charges by accusing Mohammed Shami receiving unaccounted money from a Pakistani woman. Which were just wild speculations, as per the BCCI reports.
Meanwhile, with this development, the path has been cleared for his participation with Delhi Daredevils in the IPL starting April 7. BCCI will now proceed with offering him a Grade ‘B’ annual retainer contract, which will make him richer by Rs. 3 crore.
Shami accounts for 110 wickets within his appearance of 30 Tests. Meanwhile, he scores 91 scalps in 50 ODIs. Shami also featured in 7 T20Is in which he managed eight wickets.
The BCCI had interveined in Shami’s case after Jahan made series of serious allegations. The claims included adultery and domestic violence and she also lodged a police complaint against him. Shami has denied all the allegations. The charges we consequential, hence BCCI withheld Mohammed Shami’s central contract.
The BCCI top brass had always maintained that they will not sit in judgment about Shami’s personal life. The charges of adultery and domestic violence are being investigated by the Kolkata Police and that is out of the Board’s purview.
“This is a very good news for Shami and for Indian cricket. The charges of corruption against him looked too far-fetched. He is a player with a serious commitment for India. The BCCI is happy that he has come clean after a thorough investigation by its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). It is only fair that he can now earn his livelihood as a professional cricketer and should be back in the field for the upcoming IPL.” BCCI’s acting president said.
IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua was also happy with the development as Shami is an integral part of their bowling unit.
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) March 22, 2018