BCCI announces zero-tolerance policy to curb age fraud in cricket, will impose two-year ban on culprit

As per the new BCCI resolution, any cricketer who is caught in a age fraud will be disqualified to play any BCCI tournament for 2 years.

FirstCricket Staff, Nov 27, 2018 18:39:45 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday came out with a policy to curb age fraud in the sport. As per the new BCCI resolution, any cricketer who is caught in a age fraud will be disqualified to play any BCCI tournament for a period of two years.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

BCCI released a press statement to convey the latest development, which read: "The BCCI has a zero-tolerance policy for age fraud in sport and has taken strict action against cricketers found guilty of manipulating their date of birth certificates while registering for BCCI tournaments.

"As conveyed to state associations at the start of the season, BCCI wishes to reiterate that from the 2018-19 season, any cricketer who is found guilty of tampering his/her date of birth will be disqualified and barred from participating in any BCCI tournament for a period of 2 years i.e. 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons."

Not to forget that in 2015, while speaking at the MAK Pataudi lecture, former India captain Rahul Dravid has said that impact of age-fraud was as noxious as match-fixing and corruption.

Updated Date: Nov 27, 2018 18:39:45 IST







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