Priyanka Dutta, Kolkata: The 27-year-old Indian bowler Mohammed Shami gets ‘BIG’ relief from BCCI. BCCI’s contract with Shami retained. Yes, you are reading right.
Shami has been given a Grade ‘B’ annual contract, which will make him richer by Rs 3 crore. He will also be free to play in the Indian Premier League for his franchise the Delhi Daredevils, starting April 7.
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 has denied all the allegations.
“As regards match fixing, the perpetrators evade, there was no fault in my mind, nor is and neither will it be,” the Indian Cricketer says to Kolkata24x7.com.
According to the press release by BCCI, the Supreme Court’s appointed Committee of Administrations (CoA) had requested Neeraj Kumar, former Police Commissioner of Delhi and Head of BCCI anti-corruption unit, to investigate the allegations against the Indian pacer.
Kumar has submitted his report to the CoA based on which the Supreme court-appointed committee has decided to clear Shami of the corruption charges, the press release stated.
“I’ll play till my last breath”, in an exclusive interview to Kolkata24x7.com Shami says.
Four officials of the Indian cricket board’s anti-corruption wing had on March 17 landed in Kolkata and spoke to beleaguered pacer Mohammad Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan over allegations that the player was involved in match-fixing.
” It was a big conspiracy against me and there is an attempt to malign me and harm my game.”, the Indian Cricketer further claims to Kolkata24x7.com.
Earlier, this month Mohammed Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan had accused the 27-year-old fast bowler of taking money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba. Jahan had also shared an audio clipping of a phone conversation which she alleged took place between her and Shami. After the new BCCI contract, Mohammed Shami will get Rs 3 crore per year. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils in IPL auction 2018 using Right-to-match (RTM) card.