Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan decries BCCI withholding Mohammed Shami's contract

"Till the day I posted those conversations on social media, I tried to rectify things but Shami had crossed all limits", Hasin said to the media in Kolkata.

"Shami is just doing that", Jahan told the media here. But Jahan believes that Shami's statements is only a strategy to defend himself. The fast bowler recently played a vital role in India's Test win against South Africa in Johannesburg. Shami is heard telling Jahan that he had to collect money from Alishba which is why he met her in Dubai. Hasin, in the meantime, released on her Facebook account details of Shami's chat with various women.

"Enough is enough. For the last four years, I have been forgiving him for all his misdeeds and even tried to convince him to return to the straight path. Because if we do, he will have the chance of saying that I was at fault", Hasin said.

Recalling the incident, Jabir Hussain, a childhood friend of Shami said: "It is hard to believe the allegations made against him".

"There have been many accusations which are increasing day by day".

He, however, defended himself and called for a thorough investigation into the allegations. "Only patch up will do good for us and our daughter", said Shami, while addressing a press conference today.

Talking about the case, Jahan's lawyer Zakir Hossain had said, "I have been informed by Kolkata police officers over the phone that they have slapped non-bailable sections against Shami and starting a case against him".

The Kolkata police have filed cases under non-bailable sections against cricketer Mohammed Shami based on multiple complaints filed against her. Shami's mother Anjuman-Ara-Begum, brother Hasib Ahamed, Hasib's wife Shama and Shabina Ahjum, Shami's sister are among those who have been named in the FIR.

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.

"Shami told me this outside the room and Hasib (Shami's brother) was inside the room".

A supervisory committee overseeing BCCI affairs said the allegations against Shami put them in a hard position and that his contract was on hold pending review.

"Have full faith on BCCI, whatever decision they take will be after much deliberation and investigation". Shami had uploaded the photo in December 2016 and following the backlash, quite a few cricketers, including Mohammad Kaif, backed him.

Vanessa Coleman

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