Amitabh Chaudhary

Sex Scandal: What will Delhi Daredevils do about Mohammed Shami?

[caption id="attachment_63999" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Shami Mohammed Shami was retained by Delhi Daredevils this season. Image Source: twitter[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Indian Premier League season eleven is set to start in one month time and ahead of that Delhi Daredevils franchise is keeping close look on Mohammed Shami sex scandal controversy as the team owners will meet the BCCI officials to talk about the current situation. Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan has filed a complaint against him at Lalbazar for domestic violence.

Shami is in serious trouble after his wife posted a lot of documents on her facebook account  alleged the fast bowler of various transgressions in personal life.

The BCCI didn’t offer him a central contract to Shami as the police is set to start an inquiry on the allegations of domestic violence.

Daredevils are now waiting for BCCI's legal opinion about whether they should allow the Bengal speedster to join their camp, which will start at the end of the month.

"Look Daredevils management can't take any unilateral decision in this matter. All players who play in the IPL have a tripartite contract involving the franchise, BCCI and the player. Yes, we are well aware about the sensitive situation and we are having discussions with top BCCI officials. There is a clause about any player bringing disrepute but it is for the lawyers to interpret it," a senior franchise official said on Friday.

The Indian Premier League involves big business houses and they are extremely aware about their image.

The GMR group had just entered into a 50:50 partnership with JSW group -- owners of India's top football club Bengaluru FC.

Company's image is paramount for any franchise and Delhi Daredevils is no exception in this regard.

"In these sensitive times, when people are raising their voice against domestic abuse and violence, unless Shami comes out clean, the franchise's image will also take a beating. If Delhi Daredevils are worried, they certainly have reasons to do so. They have created a brand and would be protective about that," a senior BCCI official said.

There were however mixed reactions in BCCI as some officials felt that COA chief Vinod Rai could have waited for the police inquiry to get over and charges levelled against Shami being proved before his central contract is being withheld.

There is a possibility that acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry along with CEO Rahul Johri discuss the Shami issue on the sidelines of the captain's conclave in Mumbai on Monday, March 12.

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