The BCCI’s decision has cleared path for his participation with Delhi Daredevils in the IPL starting April 7
The Hush Post: In a big relief to Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami, the BCCI has cleared him of match-fixing charges levelled against him by his wife Hasin Jahan. She had claimed that the cricketer had received unaccounted money from a Pakistani woman.
The BCCI’s decision has cleared path for his participation with Delhi Daredevils in the IPL starting April 7. BCCI will now proceed with offering him a Grade ‘B’ annual retainership contract, which will help him earn Rs 3 crore.
“The Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had requested Neeraj Kumar, former Police Commissioner of Delhi and Head of BCCI anti-corruption unit, to investigate the allegations against Shami in so far as they pertain to the provisions of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code,” BCCI stated in a media release.
“Neeraj Kumar has submitted his confidential report to the CoA. Based on the conclusions in the said report, the CoA is of the view that no further actions/proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code are warranted in the matter. For this reason, the BCCI shall proceed with offering a Grade ‘B’ annual retainership contract to Mohd. Shami,” the release further stated.
A few days ago, the BCCI had decided to withhold Shami’s contract after Jahan made a series of allegations, including adultery and domestic violence, and lodged a police complaint against him. Shami had been booked under various non-bailable, including attempt to murder, and bailable sections after his wife lodged a complaint of domestic violence and infidelity against him.