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Shami fiasco: Delhi Daredevils reviewing situation ahead of IPL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

League franchise Daredevils are keeping a close tab on the controversy as the top officials are set to meet BCCI brass to take a stock of the situation after his wife filed a police complaint accusing him of domestic violence and

Shami has been embroiled in a massive controversy after his wife Jahan in series of facebook posts alleged the fast bowler of various transgressions in personal life.

The BCCI has already withheld Shami's Central Contract as the police may start its inquiry on allegations of domestic violence.

Daredevils are now awaiting 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 have a tri-partite contract involving the franchise, BCCI and the Yes, we are well aware about the sensitive situation and we are having discussions with top BCCI officials. There is a clause about any bringing disrepute but it is for the lawyers to interpret it," a told today.

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

The had just entered into a 50:50 partnership with group -- owners of India's top football


Company's image is paramount for any franchise and 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 Daredevils are worried, they certainly have reasons to do so. They have created a brand and would be protective about that," a said.

There were however mixed reactions in BCCI as some officials felt that 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 CK Khanna, Amitabh Chaudhary, along with discuss the Shami issue on the sidelines of the Captain's Conclave in on Monday, March 12.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:25 IST
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