Mohammed Shami’s participation in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League remains doubtful because of being charged by the Kolkata Police for an attempt to murder and domestic violence following his wife’s complaint.
Delhi Daredevils used their Right-To-Match (RTM) card to buy Shami for Rs 3 crore in the auction. But now the franchise might feel reluctant to continue their association with the India pacer given the allegations of domestic abuse and adultery against the cricketer.
Delhi Daredevils are monitoring the case closely and the officials from DD have sought clarifications from BCCI over the issue before reaching to a conclusion about the fate of the bowler ahead of IPL 11, which is scheduled to start from 7 April.
‘Look Delhi Daredevils management can’t reach any decision unilaterally in this matter. All the players of IPL sign a tri-partite contract which involves the franchise, BCCI and the player,’ a senior franchise official quoted.
‘Thus we cannot make a decision without taking BCCI into confidence,’ he added.
He also asserted, ‘People are raising their voices against domestic violence and abuse unless Shami comes out clean, our image is also at stake.’
BCCI had earlier put Shami’s central contract on hold following the allegations.