Mohammed Shami might lose Rs 8 crore due to the ongoing controversy
Delhi Daredevils is keeping a close look at the ongoing affairs.
Published - Mar 10, 2018 7:51 pm | Updated - Mar 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Mohammed Shami’s life has turned upside down in the past few days. His wife has laid some serious accusations on him and has even gone on to lodge a police complaint against him. The Kolkata Police has confirmed that there are various criminal charges on the Indian speedsters and quite a few of them are non-bailable.
While all this would have stirred Shami emotionally, it has affected him financially too. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently released the list of annually contracted players and Shami’s name was going to be in it. He is not a prominent member of India’s limited-overs sides anymore, but is a vital part of the team’s bowling department in 5-day cricket and is among the first pick bowlers in all conditions whenever Team India feature in the whites.
There are reports that the BCCI had put him in category A of the contract list along with the other Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, but as soon as the news broke out that his wife had alleged him of having extra-marital affairs and domestically torturing her, the BCCI hierarchy put his name on hold and it thus didn’t feature in the eventual list that came out.
DD waiting for BCCI’s directives
Shami is also a part of the Delhi Daredevils squad for the upcoming IPL. The Daredevils retained him in the auction at a price of 3 crores, but now in the wake of the on-going controversy, they are deliberating their options. They have not yet decided to terminate his contract, but the franchises hold the right of doing so if a player brings the game to disrepute by any of his acts.
“Yes we are well aware about the sensitive situation and we were having discussions with the top BCCI officials. There is a clause about any player bringing disrepute, but it is for the players to interpret it.” a Delhi Daredevils official was quoted by insidesport.
If Shami loses his IPL contract with the Daredevils, he will lose another 3 crore to go with the 5 crore that he possibly would have lost having been put out of the Category A of the annually contracted players of BCCI. So in effect, this might result in a financial loss of 8 crore for the 27-year old.