Mohammed Shami’s IPL Participation Will Finalized After ACU’s Report
By CricShots - Mar 16, 2018 11:20 am
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Indian pacer Mohammed Shami’s participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) will depend on the final report of BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Neeraj Kumar, acting president CK Khanna said on Friday.

Mohammed Shami is in all sorts of trouble right now

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has commanded Kumar to investigate the corruption accusations by cricketer’s wife Hasin Jahan that Shami took money from a UK-based businessman through a Pakistani woman.

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As quoted in PTI, during the sidelines of the IPL Governing Council meeting, Khanna said, “Since ACU chief Neeraj Kumar is investigating and has been given a seven-day time frame, any decision will be taken after he submits his report. The final decision will be taken by the CoA.”

Shami was picked by Delhi Daredevils for ₹3 crore. The BCCI has already put on hold Shami’s central contract in the wake of Jahan’s accusations of domestic violence and infidelity against the pacer. Among other decisions at the Governing Council meeting, ₹18 crore was earmarked for organizing the IPL opening ceremony.

Mohammad Shami is in deep trouble after his wife’s allegations. (Source: AFP)

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

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The IPL Play-off matches have been awarded to Pune while Rajkot and the newly-built stadium in Lucknow have been kept on standby in case any center 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 skipper 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.