Mumbai: Mohammed Shami has quashed all allegations of match-fixing by his wife Hasin Jahan on Saturday and has demanded a thorough investigation into the matter. The Team India pacer off late has been subject to many accusations from his wife who has accused him of infidelity and domestic abuse along with four other family members.
Jahan also alleged that Shami had taken had taken money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba under the influence of a England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai. But refuting all claims, the Bengal speedster said he never was involved in any such incident after being fully backed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
"I want only one support from the BCCI. They should have a proper inquiry into the matter, thoroughly check all the details. Taking money from a Pakistani and all this about going to Dubai has been wrongly clubbed together. I have never done anything wrong and neither will I ever do it in the future. This was a plan to tarnish my character and I request that this to be thoroughly investigated," Shami was quoted as saying to NDTV.
The 29-year-old further stated that the allegations were only made in an attempt to defame him.
"This was a family matter, which was taken to the public. All my teammates know how I am and what I can do. They have supported me in the past and I hope they will continue to support me. I have spoken to a lot of my teammates and some have even supported me publicly. All families have problems. But it's never happened that it has been blown so out of proportion," he added.
The BCCI previously upheld Shami’s central contract after serious claims that shocked the nation. But Shami added that he wasn’t worried about the national cricket board’s decision and was only concerned about his daughter.
"My daughter has her entire life in front of her, I need to secure her future so I will do my best to make that happen. As far as the BCCI contract goes, it's up to them when they will give me one. I know I have not done anything wrong and I'm 100 percent sure that I will come out clean from all this," Shami concluded.
The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has approached BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) to conduct investigations into the matter. Besides that, a call is yet to be taken on Shami’s participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and domestic competitions....