BCCI's anti-corruption chief Neeraj Kumar will investigate the allegations of corruption made by Mohammed Shami’s wife, and will file a report in a week.
Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has alleged that the Indian pace-bowler has taken money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba at the insistence of an England-based businessman called Mohammad bhai.
In an audio recording that Shami's wife released, the fast-bowler was having a conversation with his spouse where the incident of money being taken came up.
“The said audio recording is available in public domain. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) is concerned only with such portion of the said audio recording in which the person who it is claimed is Md. Shami is heard saying another person by the name of Mohammad Bhai had sent money to Md. Shami through a Pakistani lady by the name of 'Alisbha'", according to a mail written by CoA chief Vinod Rai in an Indian Express report.
The letter also stated that BCCI will only investigate the corruption issue and will not get into other allegations.
"The handbook for players specifically says that if they receive money from some extraneous sources, they are required to inform the BCCI. So we are asking him, what’s the money for? The ACU will look into this. Rest we will follow the police inquiry,” the letter read.
The allegations made by Shami's wife are related to domestic violence, mental and physical torture as well as match-fixing. Since the story broke out, the BCCI has did not include Shami in the annual contracts' list. He supposed to feature in the A category where his annual salary was Rs 5 crores. Once the investigation is completed and the report is out, Shami's future with the Indian cricket team will be clear.
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