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Rai asks BCCI ACU chief to probe corruption allegations against Shami

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

COA Rai has instructed BCCI's to probe the corruption allegations laid against by his wife

Jahan has also filed a police complaint against the pacer alleging infidelity and domestic violence.

Rai wrote to Kumar today over the corruption allegations against Shami, whose central contract has been withheld by the BCCI in the wake of multiple accusations. The COA asked Kumar to submit a report within a week. It is to be noted that the letter nowhere mentions the word "match fixing".

"This has reference to the various pertaining to allegations against Md. Shami. The has listened to the audio recording of a telephonic conversation which it is claimed is between Md. Shami and his wife. The said audio recording is available in public domain," Rai wrote in the letter, which is in possession of PTI.

Jahan has alleged that Shami "took money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba at the insistence of an England-based Mohammad Bhai".

"The is concerned only with such portion of the said audio recording in which the person who it is claimed is Md Shami is heard saying another person by the name of had sent money to Md. Shami through a Pakistani lady by the name of 'Alisba'."

"Please investigate the above assertions/ allegations under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code and submit a report to the with your findings as to whether there is any basis to proceed further in terms thereof."

Rai wrote that the terms of investigation should cover (i) "the identity and antecedents of and Alisba; (ii) whether any money was in fact sent by the said through the said Alisba to Md. Shami; and (iii) if yes, the purpose for which the said money was received by Md. Shami."

The investigation will be only about the corruption allegations, Rai asserted.

"The wishes to emphasize that the investigation be limited to the above issues only and not deal with any of the other allegations against Md. Shami unless you find that the same fall within the purview of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code," he added.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:20 IST