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More trouble for Shami as CoA asks Anti-Corruption Unit to probe match-fixing allegations

Vinod Rai has also given a seven-day deadline to the ACU since Shami’s central contract has been withheld by the BCCI.

Mohammed Shami, who is under the scanner following charges of domestic violence were made by his wife Hasin Jahan, will also be investigated by the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit over allegations of match-fixing.

Vinod Rai, the chief of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has written to ACU head Neeraj Kumar to investigate the charges of match fixing made by his wife and submit a report within a week, reported The Times of India. The e-mail, a copy of which is with the newspaper, has also been marked to all BCCI office-bearers and CEO, Rahul Johri.

Jahan alleged that the Bengal pacer took money from a Pakistani woman called Alishba under the influence of England-based businessman Mohammed Bhai.

The Kolkata Police have already charged the India cricketer with sections of the Indian Penal Code related to domestic violence, criminal intimidation and causing hurt with poison following a complaint filed by Jahan.

Rai, in his email, clearly stated that the investigation is about ceretain telephone conversations with the said woman from Pakistan.

“This has reference to the various media reports pertaining to allegations against Shami. The CoA has listened to the audio recording of a telephonic conversation which it is claimed is between Shami and his wife. The said audio recording is available in public domain. The CoA is concerned only with such portion of the said audio recording in which the person who it is claimed is Shami is heard saying another person by the name of “Mohammed Bhai” had sent money to Shami through a Pakistani lady by the name of “Alisba,” Rai wrote.

The COA has also given a seven-day deadline to the ACU since Shami’s central contract has been withheld. The IPL governing Council is also set to hold a meeting to discuss whether Shami can take part in the league after the Delhi Daredevils requested BCCI’s instructions.

Earlier, the Kolkata Police had asked the BCCI to hand over Shami’s travel details after the last T20I match in South Africa.

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