The Committee of Administrators of the BCCI asked the anti-corruption wing of the board to start an investigation into a shady cash transaction by Indian bowler Mohammad Shami.
The Committee of Administrators of the BCCI asked the anti-corruption wing of the board to start an investigation into a shady cash transaction by Indian bowler Mohammad Shami. Shami’s wife complained to the police that her husband had allegedly travelled to Dubai and made some dubious cash transactions.
The CoA reportedly heard an audio recording of a telephone conversation between Shami and his wife, Hasin Jahan, where there’s a mention of someone named Mohammad Bhai. Mohammad allegedly transferred money to Shami through a Pakistani woman.
According to Hasin, Shami had accepted the money from Mohammad Bhai who is apparently based in England. She alleged that Shami "took money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman Mohammad Bhai".
In a letter which is in possession of PTI, CoA chairman Vinod Rai wrote that the terms of the investigation should cover (i) "the identity and antecedents of Mohammad Bhai and Alisba; (ii) whether any money was in fact sent by the said Mohammad Bhai through the said Alisba to Md. Shami; and (iii) if yes, the purpose for which the said money was received by Md. Shami."
Rai had emphasized that the investigation will only be involved with allegations of corruption against Shami. "The Committee of Administrators wishes to emphasize that the investigation is limited to the above issues only and not deal with any of the other allegations against Md. Shami unless you find that the same fall within the purview of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code," he added.
Shami’s wife Jahan wrote on her Facebook page that Shami had cheated on her and that she was a victim of domestic violence. Shami refuted the allegations saying that it was a conspiracy to defame him and ruin his career.