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India pace bowler Mohammed Shami has been granted his Category B central contract after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) found no evidence that he engaged in corrupt activities.
Shami’s contract, which is worth INR 3 crores, was initially withheld after his wife, Hasin Jahan, revealed that he had received money from Mohammed Bhai, a UK national, through a Pakistani woman, known as Alisba, in Dubai.
he Supreme-Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) subsequently asked the BCCI’s anti-corruption unit to look into the claims Jahan had made.
However, after a thorough investigation, the BCCI cleared Shami of doing anything that would have breached their anti-corruption code.
In a press release, the BCCI said that “no further actions/proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code are warranted in this matter” after Neeraj Kumar, former Police Commissioner of Delhi and Head of the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit, submitted a report to the CoA.
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajiv Shukla was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying: “We are only concerned with what the Anti Corruption Unit is investigating, not his [Shami’s] personal life.”