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Will Mohammed Shami play IPL 2018?

Shami’s wife Jahan had accused him of physical and mental torture.


After losing the annual contract of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian pacer Mohammed Shami may lose Delhi Daredevil’s contract too for the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Shami’s future in the cash-rich league will be the top priority when the Governing Council of Indian League will meet at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Friday.

Top BCCI officials including BCCI president CK Khanna, BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary, CEO Rahul Johri, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla and Supreme Court appointed CoA members are expected to attend the meeting.

In the much talked about IPL players’ retention, Delhi Daredevils had retained Mohammed Shami for the 11th edition of the cash-rich league.

Now, the Delhi-based franchise are awaiting the BCCI’s legal opinion about whether they should allow the Bengal speedster to join their camp, which will start at the end of the month.

“Look Daredevils management can’t take any unilateral decision in this matter. All players who play in the IPL have a tripartite contract involving the franchise, BCCI and the player. Yes, we are well aware about the sensitive situation and we are having discussions with top BCCI officials. There is a clause about any player bringing disrepute but it is for the lawyers to interpret it,” a senior franchise official had told PTI.

Mohammed Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan had accused him of physical and mental torture.

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Following Hasin Jahan’s complain, FIR was filed against Mohammed Shami under sections 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 323 (Causing hurt), 307 (Attempt to murder), 376 (Punishment for rape), 506 (Criminal intimidation), 328 (Causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence.), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code against Shami and 4 others.