Mohammed Shami © AFP
Mohammed Shami © AFP

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna on Friday said that the board would wait for its Anti-Corruption Unit’s (ACU) report on Mohammed Shami‘s issue before coming to any conclusion on the Indian pacer.

Recently, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had written to the BCCI’s ACU head to investigate the charges levelled against Indian fast bowler Shami by his wife Hasin Jahan.

The CoA, led by Vinod Rai, had given a seven-day deadline to BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) head Neeraj Kumar to submit the report on the issue.

Talking to the reporters regarding the same, Khanna said that the BCCI is hoping to get the report on the charges levelled against Shami within this week.

“We will wait for the report of ACU on Mohammed Shami before deciding anything. We are expecting that the report will come within a week,” Khanna said after the Indian Premier League’s Governing Council meeting at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.

The CoA’s direction had come after cricketer’s wife leveled various allegations, including of match-fixing, against the fast bowler.

Though Jahan retracted the fixing allegation, the CoA has taken note of it and asked the ACU to investigate the matter.

Earlier, a case was registered against Shami on the basis of a written complaint filed by his wife Hasin Jahan, who has claimed that Shami has been having extra-marital affairs and abusing her physically and mentally.

In a series of claims made by her last week, Jahan, for once, had also alleged that Shami could be involved in match-fixing.

The cricketer has been charged under various non-bailable and bailable sections of the IPC, including Section 498A, which deals with cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives, Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.

Shami was picked by Delhi Daredevils for Rs three crore.

The BCCI has already withheld Shami’s central contract in the wake of Jahan’s allegations of domestic violence and infidelity against the pacer.

Among other decisions at the Governing Council meeting, Rs 18 crore were earmarked for organising the IPL opening ceremony.

“The finance team of BCCI has decided that Rs 18 crore will be spent on the opening ceremony even though the sanctioned budget was Rs 30 crore,” Khanna said.

The IPL Play-off matches have been awarded to Pune while Rajkot and the newly-built stadium in Lucknow have been kept on stand by in case any centre faces any difficulty.

Kings XI Punjab has already asked for a shift of their matches during a particular phase when the Chandigarh airport will be closed for repair work.

During the opening ceremony on April 7 all the eight IPL captains will be present unlike in the past. Usually, captains playing on the following day of the ceremony miss the ceremony.

The BCCI has also decided to enter into an agreement with the Tata Trust for a social cause of earlier screening of cancer drive.

Meanwhile, Shami has rejected all the allegations and said someone has been misleading his wife.

Shami and Jahan got hitched in 2014.

(Inputs from PTI)