Mohammed Shami
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The decision over the participation of Mohammed Shami in IPL 2018 will be taken today in the IPL GC meet.

Shami was bought by Delhi Daredevils for an amount of Rs 3 Crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

However, DD used their Right to Match (RTM) card on him.

However, his participation in the league was put in doubt due to personal issues and fixing claims by his wife, Hasin Jahan.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami was dropped from BCCI’s central contract list. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

BCCI dropped Shami from the central contract list, and soon, there were doubts whether he would participate in the league.

COA has asked ACU to look into the fixing matter, which is another case against Shami.

A final decision on Shami’s participation in the league will be announced today.

Looking at the current scenario, there are high chances of the decision being put on hold.

Since IPL starts on April 7 and with BCCI currently investigating the matter, the result of the report is likely to come out till then.

Shami will be allowed to play in the league if no charges are proved against him.

Delhi Daredevils took no clear stand on the matter, and they are waiting for BCCI’s stand on it.

In total, he has played 39 IPL matches in which Shami has scalped 23 wickets.

Shami was the part of the Test and ODI team that travelled to South Africa in the month of January-February.

Apart from a decision on Shami, a final decision over the staging of the Eliminator and second Qualifier will also be taken.

Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018
BCCI will announce the venue for Eliminator and second Qualifier today. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

BCCI did not announce the venue for these two games earlier due to various reasons.

As per the rule, Maharashtra Cricket Association should be hosting the games but Rising Pune Supergiant not being part of IPL saw BCCI delaying the decision.

State Associations like Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) jumped into the race and asked BCCI to stage games there.

As per the reports, Maharashtra is likely to be handed the staging rights of these two games.

The upcoming season of IPL will kick off on April 7 with Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings.

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