BCCI intercedes for Shami to get his US visa cleared at embassy

Shami before estrangement with his wife.

Kolkata: Senior Indian speedster Mohammed Shami’s US visa got rejected due to his existing police record on charges of domestic violence and adultery before the BCCI stepped in to rescue him.

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.

It is learnt that the Indian players got their visas under P1 category (granted to members of internationally-recognised foreign team of athletes).

The next T20 International series against West Indies is to be played in Florida, USA, 2-3 August.