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India’s Mohammed Shami cleared of match-fixing charges

An investigation by the Board of Control for Cricket in India has cleared bowler of accusations made by his wife.

India’s Mohammed Shami cleared of match-fixing charges

Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has been cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of all the corruption charges levelled against him.

Earlier this month, the 28-year-old fast bowler was left out of the list of contracted players unveiled by the BCCI after being charged by police in Kolkota following a complaint by his wife, who accused him of domestic violence.

Shami’s partner, Hasin Jahan, also accused him of receiving money from a Pakistani woman named Alizbah before returning to India after the tour of South Africa.

Due to this allegation, the BCCI Committee of Administrators asked its anti-corruption unit to investigate Shami for suspected match-fixing.

Shami cleared of allegations

According to a statement made by the BCCI on Thursday, Neeraj Kumar, head of the board’s anti-corruption unit, investigated the allegations against Shami and submitted a confidential report clearing the fast bowler of Jahan’s match-fixing accusations.

“Based on the conclusions in the said report, the Committee of Administrators is of the view that no further actions/proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code are warranted in the matter,” the board said in a statement.

'For this reason, the BCCI shall proceed with offering a Grade 'B' annual retainership contract to Mohd. Shami.'

BCCI offers Shami a Grade B contract

After clearing Shami’s name, the BCCI handed him a Grade B central contract.

Subsequently, the path has been cleared for Shami to represent the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which starts on April 7.


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