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CoA tells ACU unit of BCCI to probe the fixing allegations against Shami

By Unnikrishnan
Trouble may be just getting deeper for India pacer Mohammed Shami

Bengaluru, March 14: Mohammed Shami seems to be unable to avoid trouble coming his way as the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators asked the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to inquire the match-fixing allegations levelled against the India pacer by his wife Hasin Jahan.

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In a mail marked to all BCCI and its CEO Rahul Johri, CoA head Vinod Rai told ACU chief Neeraj Kumar to investigate the charges and submit the report within a week.

"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," wrote Rai as reported by the Times of India.

Spelling out the areas which Kumar needed to probe in this case, Rai wrote: "Please investigate the above assertions/ allegations under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code and submit a report to the CoA with your findings as to whether there is any basis to proceed further in terms thereof."

Rai also marked the scope of the probe.

"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 Shami; and (iii) if yes, the purpose for which the said money was received by Shami."

Rai concluded his e-mail asking Kumar to limit his probe only to the issues pointed out by him, unless he finds something within the scope of the BCCI's anti-corruption code.

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    Story first published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 14:48 [IST]
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