Mohammed Shami has 15 days to surrender and apply for bail. The arrest warrant was issued by an Alipore court in West Bengal on Monday (September 2). The fast bowler is currently playing in the West Indies in the second Test in Kingston, Jamaica
Kolkata: An arrest warrant has been issued against India fast bowler Mohammed Shami in a domestic violence case. The paceman is currently playing for India against the West Indies in the second Test in Kingston, Jamaica.
Shami has 15 days to surrender and apply for bail. The arrest warrant was issued by an Alipore court in West Bengal, India Today reported on Monday (September 2).
The bowler’s wife Hasin Jahan had accused him and his brother of domestic violence. They were booked under IPC Section 498A.
The 28-year-old Shami took his 150th Test wicket in the ongoing match against the Windies. India are on the brink of completing a 2-0 clean sweep after setting an improbable 468-run target for the hosts. At the end of Day 3 on Sunday (September 1), they were 45/2.
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"I hope everything remains fine. Whatever is the outcome, I am ready to face it. Cricket life mein hai to sab kuch hai (cricket remains everything in life). That is the only thing I am bothered about. I don't care about the allegations or what will happen eventually. Right now, I am not thinking even zero percent about it. I won't let it affect me," Shami had told India Today.
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Shami’s wife had recently told the media, “I thank all of you for coming here. I have called you today (August 29) because today is the date for filing the charge sheet. No arrest warrant has been issued against him nor has he taken any anticipatory bail."
"Today the hearing of our case has happened and it was put on reserve by the judge. Like small YouTube channels are showing that (Mohammed) Shami Ahmed has got clean chit by the Alipore court but it has been not like that. All the cases that I have filed are still going on in the court and those are just getting delayed. Police have not arrested Shami Ahmed as I have filed cases against him. Police have harassed me rather than him,” she added.
So far, Shami has played 41 Tests, 70 ODIs and seven T20Is for India. In the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales he had excelled and had also taken a hat-trick against Afghanistan. India lost in the semi-final to New Zealand.
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Last Updated 2, Sep 2019, 7:31 PM