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Voluntarily declare age-fraud or face two-year ban: BCCI

By: Sports activities Desk |

Up to date: August 3, 2020 2:35:23 pm

BCCI additionally made it clear that if the gamers don’t settle for it now and are later discovered to be responsible of age fraud then they are going to be closely sanctioned. (Supply: PTI/file)

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday mentioned it is going to grant amnesty to registered gamers who voluntarily declare any age fraud however these discovered to be in breach of the bizarre scheme might be slapped with a two-year suspension.

“Age fraud is a severe matter and is detrimental to the well being of the game. Many kids who’re purported to be taking part in in a selected age group fail to make it owing to age fraud. With the BCCI taking stern actions to curb this, it’s only advisable for the gamers to return ahead and abide by the directives issued by the Board,” mentioned Rahul Dravid, Head Cricket, NCA in a press release launched.

A voluntary disclosure scheme for gamers who’re already registered might be relevant to all cricketers taking part within the board’s age-group tournaments from the 2020-21 season onwards.

Below this scheme, gamers who voluntarily declare that they’ve manipulated their date of delivery by submitting pretend/tampered paperwork up to now won’t be suspended and allowed to take part within the acceptable age group degree in the event that they disclose their precise date of delivery (DOB).

Gamers need to submit a signed letter/electronic mail together with supporting paperwork to BCCI Age Verification Dept. revealing their precise DOB earlier than 15th September 2020.

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Nevertheless, if registered gamers don’t disclose the details and are discovered to have submitted pretend/tampered DOB proof paperwork by BCCI, then they are going to be banned for two years, and after completion of the 2-year suspension, they won’t be allowed to take part in age group tournaments of BCCI, in addition to, age-group tournaments organized by the State Models.

“We’re dedicated to offering a level-playing area throughout all age teams. The BCCI has been taking steps to counter age fraud and is now introducing even stricter measures from the upcoming home season. Those that don’t voluntarily disclose their misdemeanour might be punished closely and might be banned for 2 years,” mentioned BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

The Indian cricket board additionally introduced that for the under-16 age group event “solely gamers who’re between 14-16 years previous might be permitted to register.”

Within the Below-19 age group, if a participant’s delivery is discovered to be registered greater than 2 years after delivery, as talked about within the delivery certificates, then there might be restrictions on the variety of years allowed to take part within the BCCI Below-19 tournaments.

Earlier, the board had launched a 24-hour helpline to report age and domicile fraud. The Indian The Press Reporter had reported that the BCCI had banned 101 gamers final yr, 75 for age fraud and 26 for offering false paperwork to play for a unique state to the one they certified for.

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