BCCI responds to Mohammed Shami: The Indian cricket board has released an official statement regarding the fast bowler.
India fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who was accused of domestic violence by wife Hasin Jahan last year, has received an arrest warrant from the Alipore Court in the same case. Shami has been given a 15-day period to surrender and apply for a bail.
The 28-year old fast bowler is currently playing the second Test of India’s tour of West Indies in Jamaica. Upon the culmination of the match tonight or tomorrow, it appears that Shami will have to appear before court after arriving back in India.
West Bengal: Alipore court issues arrest warrant against Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami and his brother Hasid Ahmed in connection with domestic violence case filed by his wife Hasin Jahan. The court has asked him to surrender within 15 days pic.twitter.com/0LKn8ivCOl
— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2019
BCCI responds to Mohammed Shami receiving arrest warrant
The response from BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) was expected to be critical in such a situation. One of board’s official has issued a statement on whether the board will take an action on Shami or not.
“Yes, we do understand that an arrest warrant has been issued. But don’t really see us getting involved in this at this point in time. Once we see the charge sheet, we can decide how things stand and if the BCCI constitution calls for any action. But at this point in time, I would say it is too early to take a call on the matter,” the BCCI functionary was quoted as saying by IANS.
Back in 2018, the CoA (Committee of Administrators) had withdrawn Shami’s contract after he was accused of match-fixing by his wife in her complaint. The official said that anything of that sort won’t be carried out this time round.
“That was different. There were allegations that Shami had indulged in fixing games. So, the CoA felt that it was only fair that then ACU (Anti-Corruption Unit) chief Neeraj Kumar looked into the claims and submitted a report before Shami was handed his contract. The ACU chief had cleared him of any wrongdoing on the cricketing front after which he was handed his contract.
“This time round, it is more a case of domestic violence. As things stand now, his contract doesn’t need to be terminated. I am sure Shami will do the needful once he is back in the country after the second Test against the West Indies ends,” the board member added.