Premier Indian pacer Mohammed Shami said that he was confident about proving his innocence. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cleared him of any match-fixing charges brought by his wife Hasin Jahan. Hasin further levelled serious allegations of adultery, domestic violence on March 7.
Following the allegations, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) handed the investigation to BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Neeraj Kumar, who gave a clean chit after one week of thorough investigation. Hasin alleged that Shami accepted money from the Pakistani girl named Alishba and the United Kingdom-based Mohammed Bhai.
I feel relieved says Mohammed Shami:
The right-arm pacer admitted that he was under huge and pressure. He also said that he had full faith in BCCI’s investigation process.
“I was under tremendous pressure but now I feel relieved after BCCI cleared me of wrong-doing. I was hurt that my loyalty and commitment towards my nation was questioned. But I had full faith in BCCI’s investigation process. I am looking forward towards getting back on the field,” Shami told reporters.
One of India’s craftiest pacer of late, Shami said that the past two weeks were extremely tough for him.
“I had to go through a lot in the past 10-15 days. The charge of match-fixing specifically brought me under tremendous pressure. I will channelize my anger in a positive way on the cricket field. This decision has given me courage and motivation to perform on the field. I will make my bowling do all the talking now in the coming days. This is a big win for me and I am hopeful that in the coming days I will also be cleared of the remaining charges,” Shami later told ABP News.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami is now free to take part in the upcoming IPL for Delhi Daredevils.
BCCI also awarded him a Grade B contract after giving him a green signal.