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Infidelity claim puts India bowler Shami’s contract on hold

Mohammad Shami with wife Hasin Jahan

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s cricket board has declined to renew fast bowler Mohammad Shami’s contract pending an investigation into “unsavoury” allegations that he cheated on his wife. Shami, who represented India during the tour of South Africa in January, has dismissed the accusations of infidelity as “part of a big conspiracy” to defame him. The Board of Control for Cricket in India dropped Shami from a list of contracted players unveiled Wednesday, which saw skipper Virat Kohli and other top Test players awarded salaries just above $1 million. A supervisory committee overseeing BCCI affairs said the allegations against Shami put them in a…

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