BCCI clears Mohammed Shami of match-fixing allegations

Mar 23, 2018 10:42 IST
BCCI clears Mohammed Shami of match-fixing allegations

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on March 22, 2018 cleared Indian pacer Mohammed Shami's central contract after its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) freed him of corruption charges levelled by his wife Hasin Jahan.

Shami has been given a Grade 'B' annual retainership contract, which will fetch him 3 crore rupees. He will also be free to play in the Indian Premier League for his franchise, the Delhi Daredevils, starting April 7, 2018.

Key Highlights

• The BCCI had decided to withhold the cricketer’s contract after his wife Hasin Jahan made a series of allegations, including that of match-fixing, adultery and domestic violence, and lodged a police complaint against him.

• The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had specifically asked Neeraj Kumar, former Police Commissioner of Delhi and Chief of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to investigate charges levelled against the bowler that he accepted money from a person called Mohammed Bhai through a Pakistani woman named Alishba.

• Kumar submitted his report recently and nowhere did it indict Shami of any corrupt practices under the prevailing ACU Code.

• Hence, based on the report, the CoA concluded that no further actions or proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code are warranted in the matter.

• Following this, the BCCI decided to proceed with offering a Grade B annual retainership contract to the bowler.

• The clean chit from ACU has also cleared the way for the bowler to play in the IPL.

 

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Background

Earlier this month, Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan leveled a series of allegations against him including that of cheating, domestic violence and attempt to murder by food poisoning and physical attack

The cricketer had denied all the allegations stating that it was made to ruin his career.

Though the charges of adultery and domestic violence against the cricketer are being investigated by the Kolkata Police, the BCCI maintained that they will not sit in judgment about Shami's personal life and that is out of the Board's purview.

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