‘BCCI should have taken an action against Mohammed Shami’

By Cricnwin Staff

Gurugram

Hasin Jahan, wife of India fast bowler Mohammed Shami, said she is glad that a chargesheet was finally filed against her husband.

The India cricketer was charged under Section 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment) by Kolkata Police on Thursday. The chargesheet was submitted before the Alipore court in Kolkata. Jahan, however, is perplexed over lack of action from the BCCI.

Last year, Jahan had accused Shami of domestic abuse and extra-marital affairs. She had also alleged that Shami hid his real age and eventually prepared a fake birth certificate to play national and state-level cricket. Due to the allegations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was compelled to withhold his central contract. But after a thorough investigation from BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACSU) head Neeraj Kumar, the committee gave a clean chit to Shami.

"I have had to complete a long journey for this because the torture, the injustice that happened with me and my daughter was immense. So many people supported him in his wrong deeds, BCCI should have taken an action but they didn't,” Hasin told Sports Tak.

"I had thought that I am a Bengali and I will definitely get justice and that day has come. My faith has been fulfilled today even though there are only two sections levied against him in the chargesheet, there had to be more on the basis of the evidences that I had submitted. On the basis of that, the chargesheet should have been stronger.”

She further said the BCCI never supported her in the case but is hopeful of the same after the chargesheet was filed.

"BCCI never supported me even when I had proven that Shami did wrong with me. Now that the chargesheet has been filed, at least now they should take some action against him. He is performing well for the country which is good but at the end of the day, he is a criminal and he spoilt my life and the life of my daughter.”