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BCCI clears corruption charges, Shami gets central contract

Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami has been handed a Grade B annual contract by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after investigation by the Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) revealed no wrongdoing on the fast bowlers part with regards to breaches of the board’s code.

Shami’s wife, Hasin Jahan, had accused the India cricketer of having extra-marital affairs, resorting to domestic violence including an attempt to murder. While filing a criminal complaint with the Kolkata police, she also insisted that Shami had made claims to her that he collected money from a British national, Mohammed bhai, sent through a Pakistani woman.

Subsequently, the Committee of Administrators had requested Neeraj Kumar, former Police Commissioner of Delhi and Head of BCCI’s ACU, to investigate the allegations against Shami pertaining to the provisions of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code.

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With his name now cleared of the corruption allegations, BCCI has decided to reinstate Shami’s Grade B annual contract which will see him pocket a sum of INR 3 crores as his annual retainer fee during the time frame October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

Shami retains his grade structure (B) from the 2016-17 cycle but BCCI’s revised payout model will see the 28-year-old pocket an additional 2 crores per year from his previous contract value.

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