In the wake of controversy India’s troubled pacer Mohammed Shami, whose annual contract was put on hold by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after his wife Hasin Jahan levelled charges of domestic violence and attempt to murder, felt some respite after the board decided to proceed with the fast bowler’s contract.
The latest development also means that Shami will be able to take part in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, which is begins on April 7.
The BCCI issued a press release wherein it said that the decision was taken after considering the report from BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit.
“The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had requested Mr Neeraj Kumar, former Police Commissioner of Delhi and Head of BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit, to investigate the allegations against Mohd. Shami insofar as they pertain to the provisions of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code.
“Mr 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,” it said.