IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils waiting for instructions from BCCI on Shami’s future, confirms CEO

Mohammed Shami likely to be cleared for IPL 2018 by the BCCI. Shami has been embroiled in controversies surrounding his personal life in recent weeks. Shami's wife has accused him of domestic abuse, adultery and match-fixing.
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  • Delhi Daredevils will accept BCCI’s word as final regarding Shami’s participation in IPL 2018
  • Shami’s wife has accused him of domestic abuse & attempt to murder, among other offences, some of which are non-bailable
  • Delhi Daredevils had used one of their ‘Right to Match’ cards to retain Shami’s services for IPL 2018

Premier India fast bowler Mohammed Shami finds himself embroiled in the worst possible controversy as his wife has leveled several serious charges, including that of domestic abuse against him. Considering the current scenario and the nature of allegations against Shami, doubts have also emerged over the 28-year-old pacer’s participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2018), where he was signed up to play for the Delhi Daredevils.

Delhi Daredevils’ CEO waiting on BCCI to take a call on Shami

Hemant Dua, CEO of the Delhi Daredevils, has now come out and said that his team is yet to take a call regarding Shami’s involvement and availability for their IPL 2018 campaign. The Daredevils’ head honcho also stated that the word of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be final on the matter and the franchise is still awaiting direction from the board on this matter.

Delhi Daredevils will start their IPL 2018 preparations with a short camp at the end of this month. Regarding Shami being a part of the team’s preparation program, Dua said that they are now waiting for BCCI’s opinion about whether they should allow the right-arm fast bowler to join their camp or not.

“We discussed the matter with the BCCI. We have a tri-party contract and the BCCI defines that contract. So we have discussed the issue with the BCCI and they have taken cognizance of it. Once we get an answer from them then we will take action according. We are waiting to be guided by the BCCI,” Hemant Dua told ANI.

Considering Hasin Jahan’s (Shami’s wife) allegations against him, Shami was charged under various non-bailable (attempt to murder, rape) and bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives, on Friday (March 9).

Some of the other charges recorded against Shami are under Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.

READ: 5 out of 8 IPL 2018 captains have played under MS Dhoni.


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