Gulf News – In this file photo taken on November 20, 2017 India’s Mohammed Shami bowls during the final day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata.
- Dubai: The suspense over troubled Indian paceman Mohammad Shami’s participation in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), not to speak of his career, will continue till the Indian cricket board’s top brass is convinced that the allegations of any form of ‘corruption’ against him is unfounded.
- Confirming this, Rajeev Shukla, chairman of IPL and one of the most influential members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said they were only concerned about the “match-fixing allegations part” levelled against the cricketer by his wife Hasin Jahan, whose slew of charges including domestic violence has dominated the headlines in Indian cricket since the first week of March.
- The rest is a family matter between Shami and his wife,” Shukla told Gulf News over phone from India.
- The Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) of BCCI, headed by Kumar — a former commissioner of Delhi Police — is probing charges of him receiving money from a woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai.
- The IPL commissioner’s emphasis on the corruption angle, many feel, suggests that there is a possibility of Indian board reinstating his contract should Shami’s name be cleared from any form of wrongdoing in his profession.