The Indian cricket team's fast bowler, Mohammed Shami who has been making rounds in controversy after his wife Hasin Jahan accused him of extra-marital affairs and domestic violence. Despites of wife's serious allegations the cricketer may still play for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League 2018.
The board said that if the report filed by the BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) head Neeraj Kumar acquit Shami from any wrongdoing as per the Board’s Code of Ethics, the cricketer will get his annual contract back.
“The brief is pretty clear. The BCCI’s handbook has an ‘Ethics Code’ for cricketers with a specific clause regarding financial transactions. The ACU is only investigating Shami’s dealings with Mohammed Bhai and Alishba and the alleged monetary exchange his wife is talking about. If Kumar’s report absolves Shami of any wrongdoing, he will be immediately handed back his Central Contract,” a senior BCCI official said on Friday.
On Shami's participation in IPL, said that the burden will be on Dare Daredevils to take the final call. “We have decided that we will go by the report submitted by ACU chief Neeraj Kumar. Based on recommendations, a final decision will be taken. We have nothing to do with anybody’s private life. If he gets a clean chit, then he can play. If he doesn’t, then he won’t. This is what we have decided. The report will come in next four-five days, till then we will wait for the report,” IPL Governing Council Chairman Rajiv Shukla said.
Meanwhile, the former Indian skipper and current CAB president Sourav Ganguly said that he is sure that the issues will be solved soon. “It’s a personal thing (of Shami) and I don’t wish to comment,” Ganguly said.
Supreme Court has appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) and also have asked BCCI to look into the matter about the match-fixing allegations against the Indian cricketer. However, Shami had denied all the allegations charged on him. Mohammed Shami plays for Bengal in domestic cricket.