Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami’s US visa got rejected by the US Embassy due to his existing police record on charges of domestic violence and adultery, and the BCCI came to his rescue, according to a BCCI source.
The Bengal speedster finally got the clearance after BCCI CEO Rahul Johri wrote a letter to the US Embassy, stating his achievements for the country and furnishing the full police report about his marital discord with estranged wife Hasin Jahan.
“Yes, Shami’s visa application was initially rejected by the US embassy. It was found that his police verification record was incomplete. However now it has been sorted and all the required documents have been furnished,” a BCCI source stated.
“Once the visa application got rejected, CEO Rahul Johri wrote a letter of request, citing Shami’s achievements including participation in multiple World Cups. Also the documents were furnished,” he informed.
The Indian cricket team will take off from Mumbai for US on July 29th where they will be playing two T20’s against West Indies in Lauderhill, Florida before proceeding with the rest of the West Indies tour.
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Although Shami will not be playing for the T20’s, he still needed to apply for US visas as the team was to return back home via US after completing the second test in Jamaica.