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BCCI likely to decide on Mohammed Shami's contract on March 16

The committee, which announced new player contracts on behalf of the BCCI, said that it will verify facts before taking a call on Shami's new contract.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 11, 2018 21:38 IST ]
Image Source : PTI Mohammed Shami celebrates a dismissal with Virat Kohli

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to take a decision on Mohammed Shami's annual contract on March 16. The annual contract of the fast bowler was put on hold after his wife Hasin Jahan lodged an FIR, accusing him of domestic violence and attempt of murder.

(READ: BCCI announces new contract system for Indian Cricket)

The BCCI top-sources on Sunday told India TV that the final decision is expected to be taken on March 16.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA), running the BCCI, held back pacer Shami's contract while announcing the annual contracts, for the period from October 2017 to September 2018, on Wednesday.

Jahan had alleged that Shami abused her physically and mentally and was also involved in several extra-marital affairs.

The committee, which announced new player contracts on behalf of the BCCI, said that it will verify facts before taking a call on Shami's new contract.

Shami on Friday was charged under various non-bailable and bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives.

The other charges recorded against Shami are under Section 307 - attempt to murder, Section 323 - punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 - rape, Section 506 - criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34. 

(With ANI inputs)

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