Shami finally gets a BCCI contract

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The Indian pace spearhead Mohammad Shami has got a massive relief after being awarded a pending Grade B annual retainer ship contract. 

It came after he was provided a clean chit by BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit.

In a statement on Thursday, the BCCI said,” The Honorable Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had requested Neeraj Kumar, former police commissioner of Delhi and head of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit, to investigate the allegations against Mohd Shami insofar as they pertain to the provisions of the BCCI anti-corruption code. Kumar has submitted his confidential report. Based on the conclusions in the report, the CoA is of the view that no further actions/ proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code are warranted.” 

The BCCI did not found Shami’s involvement in match-fixing as alleged by his wife, in a statement it said.

Following the statement, Delhi Daredevils CEO welcomed the decision. In a tweet, he said,” Happy to be informed that @MdShami11 has been cleared by #ACU of @BCCI and can play with @DelhiDaredevils.”

The decision also comes as a relief to team India who will play in overseas conditions for next 15 months including England, Australia, and the 2019 World Cup.

Sources in the BCCI said: “As far as his personal life and the discord (with wife Hasin Jahanis concerned – which we’re reading about in the media – it does not involve the board. The board’s concern was the audio tape which was immediately sent to the right authorities to investigate and in that, the ACU has given him the go-ahead.” 

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