A source from the BCCI confirmed the board's position when contacted by AFP. Shami's wife Hasin Jahan, a former model, went public Tuesday with a series of messages that Shami, 27, allegedly sent to women during their four-year marriage. She also accused the cricketer, whom she married in 2014, of domestic violence. India media reported that Jahan went to the police in Kolkata but did not file an official report against her husband. Shami vented his frustration at his wife's accusations and sought to clear his record. "What is being said about my personal life is completely false," he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. "It's definitely a part of a big conspiracy against me. This is just an attempt to defame me."
Hi I'm Mohammad Shami. Ye jitna bhi news hamara personal life ke bare may chal raha hai, ye sab sarasar jhut hai, ye koi bahut bada humare khilap sajish hai or ye mujhe Badnam karne or mera game kharab karne ka kosis ki ja rahi hai.— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 7, 2018
The board elevated Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah to a new "A+" category for the highest salaried players. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin were placed in the next grouping and will receive an annual salary of $777,000.
NEWS: BCCI announces new contract system and compensation structure for Indian Cricket (Senior Men, Senior Women & Domestic Cricket) Category A+ introduced for Senior Men Category C introduced for Senior Women More details on the player contracts here - https://t.co/GBNHv1wz0a pic.twitter.com/tjuvuqisGy— BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2018