ACU Officials Talk to Shami’s Wife on His Match-fixing Link
Four officials of the Indian cricket board's anti-corruption wing on Saturday landed in Kolkata and spoke to beleaguered pacer Mohammad Shami's wife Hasin Jahan over allegations that the player was involved in match-fixing.
Sources said Hasin Jahan spent the larger part of the day at the city police headquarters Lal Bazar, where the ACU officials interacted with her on the issue.
“I was not present at Lal Bazar. But I have learnt that the Board of Control for Cricket in India officials spoke to her. She was at Lal Bazar for the major part of the day,” Hasin Jahan's lawyer Zakir Hussain told IANS.
But he could not give any more details.
However, another source claimed that Hasin Jahan has handed to them some documents supporting her allegations that Shami met a woman in Dubai who was supposed to give him money sent by another person from Britain. The officials also spoke to Hasin Jahan's father and her two daughters.
But Hasin Jahan denied meeting BCCI’s ACU officials,
I am not aware of meeting any BCCI official. I was called at Lal Bazaar where I went with my father. They talked with my father and my lawyer. There were many people there but I don’t know who were the BCCI officials.Hasin Jahan to ANI
Shami is currently the focus of an investigation of the Kolkata Police after Hasin Jahan accused the pacer and his family of domestic violence, attempt to murder and extra-marital affairs.
She has also released an alleged recording of her telephonic conversation with the pacer during which Shami rejected the accusations of adultery and claimed that he met a woman named Alisba in Dubai who was supposed to give him money sent by a certain Mohammed Bhai from Britain.
Following the controversy, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to keep on hold Shami's annual player contract.
(With inputs from IANS)
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