India pacer Mohammad Shami has been cleared of match-fixing charges, levelled by his wife Hasin Jahan with the board allowing him to go ahead with his IPL commitments. The BCCI has also awarded him Rs 3 crore worth ‘B’ grade contract, which was withheld in view of stunning allegations of domestic violence and match-fixing by his wife.
A release by the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators said, “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.”
The release further added, “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.”
Hasin Jahan had alleged that her husband had extra-marital affairs with Karchi-based model, who Shami allegedly met in a Dubai hotel. She had gone on to allege that Shami had accepted money to fix matches.
The Karachi model in question, Alishba, had later spoken out about meeting Shami while maintaining that she only had breakfast with the cricketer.
The cricketer from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh was later booked for domestic violence charges by the Kolkata Police.