Indian Pacer Mohammad Shami’s cricket career was in trouble due to serious allegations regarding his personal life by his wife. The anti-corruption unit of BCCI, ACU official Khanna said that his IPL participation depends on the reports by the Chief officer of ACU, Neeraj Kumar.The Committee of Administrators of BCCI acting president, Vinod Rai asked Neeraj Kumar to probe on the issue of allegations of corruption on Shami by his wife that he took money from a UK businessman through a Pakistani woman.
The acting president CK Khanna made a statement regarding this news that “Since ACU chief Neeraj Kumar is investigating and has been given a seven-day time frame, any decision will be taken after he submits his report. The final decision will be taken by the CoA.”
Shami was bought by the Delhi DareDevils franchise for Rs.3 crores for the current IPL edition.
Mohammed Shami lost his BCCI annual contract due to allegations of infidelity and physical abuse by his wife. Along with Shami’s issue, the decision about the budget of the opening ceremony of the IPL is the important decision made in the IPL Governing Council meeting. Rs.18 crore was allocated for organizing the opening ceremony.
Khanna said that “Since ACU chief Neeraj Kumar is investigating and has been given a seven-day time frame, any decision will be taken after he submits his report. The final decision will be taken by the CoA.”
The IPL playoff matches will be played at Pune and the newly build stadium in Lucknow and Rajkot were kept as alternate venues in case of any changes in the schedule.
In addition, the Kings XI Punjab requested for a shift of matches at certain phase due to the closing of Chandigarh airport on account of some repair works.
The opening ceremony of the IPL will take place on April 7th and all the eight captains of the franchises will attend the ceremony. Earlier, the captains of the teams that have to play the game next day used to stay out of the ceremony.
The BCCI entered into an agreement with Tata Trust to promote the social cause of earlier cancer screening.