The Bengal speedster Mohammed Shami was refused a visa for West Indies by the America Embassy because of the Police case against him. But after the intervention of BCCI officials, he has been given the visa.
Mohammed Shami’s visa was rejected by the American embassy in Mumbai initially because of the Police case filed against him by his wife charging him for domestic violence and adultery. But then after BCCI’s CEO furnished a letter with his achievement and what he has done for the country in the World Cup and other tournaments the visa was granted to Mohammed Shami.
The problem was that BCCI did not furnish full documents, and that is why his visa was rejected initially. But after the intervention of BCCI, he has finally been granted the US visa and now he will be traveling along with the team to the US on July 29 where they will play two T20’s in Lauderhill, Florida against West Indies.
In 2018 Mohammed Shami and his wife Jahan got separated, and there was a huge round of accusations that Shami had to face from his wife. She accused her of domestic violence and adultery and even filed an FIR against him in Kolkata. Their divorce case is still under the sub-judice but Shami’s career has definitely taken a big bolt because of this whole incident.
With the splendid performance of Shami across formats and in the recent ICC World Cup 2019, his name was announced for test squad and ODI for the upcoming tour of West Indies. The intervention of BCCI finally saved the country from facing the embarrassment of denial of visa to any Indian cricketer. The Indian cricketers had got their visa under P1 category that is granted to the members of the internationally recognized foreign team of sportspersons.