Shami was issued an arrest warrant on September 3
An arrest warrant from Kolkata court was issued to Mohammed Shami and his brother on September 3. They are given 15 days to surrender. Shami’s legal troubles began when his wife filed a domestic violence case against him in 2018. Shami was in West Indies playing for India when the warrant was issued. He played in the Test series of India's tour.
The BCCI stated that it is too early for them to take action against Shami. The board will consult with Shami’s lawyer first. ‘Yes, we do understand that an arrest warrant has been issued. But don’t really see us getting involved in this at this point in time. Once we see the charge sheet, we can decide how things stand’, said a BCCI official. ‘It is too early to take a call on the matter’.
India’s West Indies tour recently concluded. Shami and the rest of the team are expected to return to India this week. South Africa will tour India later this month and Shami is a popular choice to play for India once again. The BCCI will talk to Shami’s lawyer this week for a full update on the case. ‘We need to be prepared for any eventuality. At this point, we are dependent on whatever Shami’s lawyer briefs us. In a few days’ time, the selectors need to be appraised whether 28-year-old Shami is available for the South Africa Test series,’ a BCCI official stated.
The Test series is the last leg of South Africa’s tour in India. The teams will play three Test matches for the tour and the first Test starts on October 2. Both teams have not released their squad lineup for the tour yet. Test cricket is one of three cricket formats played today. Find out more about the different formats at Betwala.
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