Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils are keeping a close tab on the Mohammed Shami controversy as the top officials are set to meet BCCI brass to take a stock of the situation after his wife Hasin Jahan filed a police complaint accusing him of domestic violence and adultery. Shami has been embroiled in a massive controversy after his wife Jahan, in series of facebook posts, declared 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 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. The Indian Premier League involves big business houses and they are extremely aware of their image.
The GMR group had just entered into a 50 percent partnership with JSW group and the owners of India's top football club Bengaluru FC. Company's image is paramount for any franchise and Delhi 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 Delhi Daredevils are worried, they certainly have reasons to do so. They have created a brand and would be protective about that," a senior BCCI official said.