With no mention of ‘match-fixing’, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai has instructed BCCI’s Anti-Corruption chief Neeraj Kumar to probe alleged corruption allegations against Mohammad Shami, the Indian pacer and asked to submit the report within a week.
The letter circulated to BCCI as broadcasted by the Press Trust of India, said, “This has reference to the various media reports pertaining to allegations against Md. Shami. The Committee of Administrators has listened to the audio recording of a telephonic conversation which it is claimed is between Md. Shami and his wife. The said audio recording is available in public domain.”
Jahan has alleged that Shami “took money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman Mohammad Bhai”.
“The Committee of Administrators is concerned only with such portion of the said audio recording in which the person who it is claimed is Md Shami is heard saying another person by the name of “Mohammad Bhai” had sent money to Md. Shami through a Pakistani lady by the name of ‘Alisba’.”
“Please investigate the above assertions/ allegations under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code and submit a report to the Committee of Administrators with your findings as to whether there is any basis to proceed further in terms thereof.”
Rai wrote that the terms of investigation should cover (i) “the identity and antecedents of “Mohammad Bhai” and “Alisba”; (ii) whether any money was in fact sent by the said Mohammad Bhai through the said Alisba to Md. Shami; and (iii) if yes, the purpose for which the said money was received by Md. Shami.”