Action against Shami will be taken after CoA report: IPL chief

Henrietta Strickland
March 17, 2018

Countering the charges against him, he also made a sweeping statement asking the authorities to hang him if he is found guilty in the cause.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has initiated a match fixing probe after an allegation from his wife.

Mohammed Shami is now with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

The cricketer has been charged under various non-bailable and bailable sections of the IPC, including Section 498A, which deals with cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives, Section 307 - attempt to murder, Section 323 - punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 - rape, Section 506 - criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.

"Since ACU chief Neeraj Kumar is investigating and has been given a seven-day time frame, any decision will be taken after he submits his report".

"Yes, there are specific allegations leveled against him by his wife". But the Kolkata Police is doing its job and it's completely their domain. We have nothing to do with anybody's private life.

"The BCCI's handbook has an "Ethics Code" for cricketers with a specific clause regarding financial transactions. Also, the board doesn't have the powers to do so", the BCCI official was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India. She alleged that Shami had taken money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai.

"If Kumar's report absolves Shami of any wrongdoing, he will be immediately handed back his Central Contract". If he gets a clean chit, then he can play. "The report will come in next four-five days, till then we will wait for the report", IPL Governing Council Chairman Rajiv Shukla said. Shami was retained by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. three crore.

The Gautam Gambhir-led franchise said last week it was unsure of Shami's IPL future, days after the BCCI chose to withhold the fast bowler's name from the list of centrally contracted players. MCA president Abhay Apte had written to the IPL GC to consider Pune as a venue for the IPL playoffs since Pune Supergiant, who were the IPL finalists in the last edition, are not part of the IPL anymore as they were a replacement for only two years. It is to be noted that the letter nowhere mentions the word "match fixing".

Though Jahan retracted the fixing allegation, the CoA has taken note of it and asked the ACU to investigate the matter.

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