Mohammed Shami has been in the news recently for all wrong reasons. However, circumstances seem to be moving in his favor as the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has offered him a Grade B annual contract. After the findings of the investigation done by the Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) were revealed, Shami was found innocent with no wrongdoing on his part.
Due to allegations put by his wife, BCCI has put the Shami’s contract on hold until the ACU investigation is complete. He is now included in the Grade B contract that will earn him INR 3 crores as the annual retainer fee.
Shami is facing the flack because of his wife Hasin Jahan’s allegations of domestic violence and also accepting money from sources. In total, she filed an FIR consisting of 7 charges against him including murder, rape and adulterous doings when he is on overseas tours.
BCCI released the statement in which it was mentioned that the cricket board has invited the BCCI ACU head and former Police Commissioner of Delhi, Neeraj Kumar to investigate the matter. The release stated, “Mr. Neeraj Kumar has submitted his confidential report to the CoA. Based on the conclusions in the said report, the CoA is of the view that no further actions/ proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code are warranted in the matter.”
Recently BCCI revised the payment model of the annual retainer fee. As per revised structure now Shami will get INR 3 crores which is 3 times the fee he used to get in 2016-17. It is a great relief for Shami as the ongoing scandal charges had led to his IPL participation in jeopardy. He is bagged by the Delhi DareDevils for the eleventh edition of IPL. The franchisee bought him for INR 3 crores and it will be a sign of relief for Delhi as Shami is one of their star players.