There seems to be no end to trouble for India fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who is currently playing for Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing 11th season of the Indian Premier League.
Shami has been summoned by Kolkata Police for interrogation at 2 PM on Wednesday after his wife Hasin Jahan's domestic violence complaint against him. According to PTI, it has been learnt that Shami has expressed his inability to be present at that time and has asked his lawyers to inform the authorities.
Shami, who played against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday at the Eden Gardens, stayed back in the city while his team left for Bengaluru. A Cricket Association of Bengal official said Shami did not travel with the team for their away match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 21.
"The DD team left around 3pm but Shami could not board the flight as he faces a summon from the Kolkata Police. There's no update yet on his joining the DD," the official was quoted as saying by PTI.
Shami has played so far played all the four matches for Delhi Daredevils, picking up three wickets.
Shami was in Kolkata for the first time since his wife Hasin Jahan made startling revelations on her Facebook page about infidelity and domestic abuse and posted screenshots of the pacer's alleged chats with multiple women, early last month.
While Shami denied all the allegations, Jahan filed a written complaint against the cricketer and an FIR was lodged against Shami and his four family members in Jadavpur police station of the city.
Shami also faces summon from the third judicial magistrate of Alipore Court after Hasin filed a petition against her husband, seeking a monthly maintenance of Rs 10 lakh for her and her daughter.
Jahan also filed a case under Domestic Violence Act 2005 against Shami and his family members.
Shami has had a rough time off the field with his wife filing a police complaint against him for domestic violence.
He also sustained a head injury after his vehicle collided with a truck when he was on way to Delhi from Dehradun following a short training stint at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy (ACA), which is run by Bengal batsman and India A player Abhimanyu Easwaran's father.
With his off-field troubles mounting, it seemed at one stage that Shami will not play in the IPL.
However, his participation was cleared the moment the BCCI offered him a fresh central contract, which it had withheld following his wife's police complaint.
The BCCI had decided to withhold Shami's contract after his wife Jahan made a series of allegations, including adultery and domestic violence, and lodged a police complaint against him. Shami has denied all the allegations.
(With PTI inputs)