BCCI clears Mohammed Shami of match-fixing charges
New Delhi: Mohammed Shami, facing serious allegations from his estranged wife Hasin Jahan,received a boost to his cricket career after a Board of Control for Cricket in India probe report said on Thursday that it did not find any evidence of match-fixing against the pacer.
The Board gave him the all-clear on receiving the report from it’s Anti-Corruption Unit chief Neeraj Kumar, who had investigated claims by Mohammed Shami’s wife that a payment the pacer claimed to have received from a Pakistani national in Dubai could be linked to corruption.
BCCI immediately announced that Shami has been included in Grade B of the player annual retainer contract. The India pace spearhead was left out of the list following allegations raised by his estranged wife. Hasin Jahan filed a criminal complaint that Shami had cheated on her with several women. The allegations included attempt to murder against the player.
A BCCI statement said following the probe report submitted by Neeraj Kumar, former Delhi Police Commissioner, the Committee of Administrators decided no further actions/ proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code was warranted against Shami.