Mohammed Shami, faced with Assault Charge, cleared of match-fixing accusations by BCCI
India cricketer Mohammed Shami on Thursday was cleared of match down allegations by the Indian cricket board.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released Thursday the central contract of India Speedster Mohammed Shami after the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) released him from the corruption of his wife Hasin Jahan. “The Honble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had requested Mr. Neeraj Kumar, former police commissioner of Delhi and head of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit, to investigate the allegations against Mohd Shami insofar as these relate according to the provisions of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code, “COA stated in a press release.
Shami has been awarded an annual contract ‘Grade B’, which makes him richer by Rs 3 crore. He will also be free to play in the Indian Premier League for his franchise, the Delhi Daredevils, which starts on April 7.
The BCCI had decided to refuse Shami’s contract after Jahan made a series of accusations, including adultery and domestic violence, and filed a complaint with the police against him. Shami has denied all accusations.
The Board of Directors (CoA) specifically asked its ACU chief Neeraj Kumar to investigate the accusations that the bowler accepted money from a Mohammed Bhai through a Pakistani woman named Alishba.
“Mr. Neeraj Kumar has submitted his confidential report to the CoA Based on the conclusions in the report, the CoA is of the opinion that no further actions / procedures under the BCCI anti-corruption code are justified in this case.
“For this reason, the BCCI will continue to offer a year contract of rank B ‘to Mohd Shami,” according to the release.
Earlier, Shami had blamed “a third party” for accusations of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs that his wife had thrown at him. Shami said that this was not a work of Hasin and that someone was involved, perhaps because of greed. Jahan had posted screenshots of Shami’s so-called WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger conversations with multiple women on her Facebook account. She also uploaded photos and phone numbers of the women. Jahan claimed that Shami, 27 and his family had tried to kill her.
“I still say that this is not the act of Hasin, this is certainly a third-party plan, maybe the happiness of my family is unbearable, perhaps because of the greed of money,” Shami was quoted by News18 India.
Hasin had also made accusations of match fixing against the bowler.
Shami said: “With regard to match fixing, the perpetrators avoid, there was no mistake in my head, nor is it, and it will not be.
“I appeal to the people, the BCCI, to the anti-corruption (department) that I am with them in this investigation … I have made no mistakes,” he added.