BCCI set to take a call on Mohammed Shami’s withheld central contract
The news of domestic violence and cheating put Shami's central contract with the BCCI on hold.
Updated - Mar 12, 2018 6:13 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to take the final call on the pending central contract of Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami. The powerful Indian cricket board had recently announced the central contracts for the players. While all the big names found places in the contracts, the name of an integral part of the Indian setup was missing.
This name was of Mohammed Shami. Shami found his contract withheld by the BCCI owing to the current scandal he is finding his name in. On the day when the central contracts were to be announce by the board, Shami’s wife put serious allegations on him. Hasin Jahan, wife of Mohammed Shami, alleged that her husband is having extra marital affairs.
Furthermore, she also posted pictures of Shami’s chats with other ladies on the social networking site. This certainly brought sudden infamy to the popular Indian cricketer. Along with Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami had made a name for himself in the Indian team as the senior bowler of the setup in the recent times.
But the news of domestic violence and cheating put Shami’s central contract with the BCCI on hold. Now, as per the reports in India TV, the board is likely to take a decision on the withheld central contract of Shami on March 16 this year. Earlier, the BCCI had remarked that they will take a call on the same only when all the legal clearances are made in the issue.
Legal charges on Shami
Last Friday, Shami was charged with various offences of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives. In addition to this, there are other charges imposed on him as well.
The other charges recorded against Shami are under Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.