The BCCI stated that so as to report age fraud, a devoted 24X7 helpline has additionally been put in place. (Photo …Read MoreNEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has adopted new measures to counter the menace of age and domicile fraud in cricket within the nation.
The further measures, adopted by the game’s governing physique in India, might be relevant to all cricketers collaborating within the BCCI age-group tournaments, from season 2020-21 onwards. They are:
1. Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for players who’re already registered Under this scheme, players who voluntarily declare that they’ve manipulated their date of beginning by submitting faux/tampered paperwork up to now is not going to be suspended and allowed to take part within the acceptable age group degree in the event that they disclose their precise date of beginning (DOB).
Players have to submit a signed letter/e mail together with supporting paperwork to BCCI Age Verification Dept. revealing their precise DOB earlier than September 15.
However, if registered players don’t disclose the details and are discovered to have submitted faux/tampered DOB proof paperwork by BCCI, then they are going to be banned for 2 years, and after completion of two-year suspension, they won’t be allowed to take part in age group tournaments of BCCI, in addition to, age group tournaments organised by the state items.
2. Season 2020-21 onwards, any participant submitting faux/tampered beginning certificates might be banned for 2 years from all cricket matches underneath the aegis of BCCI & state items. After completion of two-year suspension, such players is not going to be allowed to take part in age group tournaments of BCCI, in addition to, age group tournaments organised by state items.
3. All cricketers committing domicile fraud, together with senior males & ladies, might be banned for 2 years. Voluntary Disclosure Scheme doesn’t apply for cricketers who’ve dedicated domicile fraud.
4. For the BCCI Under-16 age group match, solely players who’re between 14-16 years previous might be permitted to register.
5. In the Under-19 age group, if a participant’s beginning is discovered to be registered greater than two years after beginning, as talked about within the beginning certificates, then there might be restrictions on the variety of years allowed to take part within the BCCI Under-19 tournaments.
The board additional stated that so as to report age fraud, a devoted 24X7 helpline has been put in place.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly stated: “We are committed to providing a level-playing field across all age groups. The BCCI has been taking steps to counter age fraud and are now introducing even stricter measures from the upcoming domestic season. Those who do not voluntarily disclose their misdemeanour will be punished heavily and will be banned for two years.”
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated: “BCCI has a zero-tolerance approach towards age fraud in cricket. Not only have we dedicated a 24/7 helpline to counter this menace, but the board also has a system in place that thoroughly examines, and cross-verifies documents submitted by its registered players. The Voluntary Disclosure Scheme will provide those who have committed the fraud a chance to come forward and admit their offence.”
Arun Singh Dhumal, BCCI Treasurer stated: “It has been BCCI’s constant endeavour to take stringent measures to eradicate age fraud. We believe these additional methods taken by the BCCI will help in tackling the issue of age and domicile fraud.”
Rahul Dravid, Head Cricket, NCA: “Age fraud is a serious matter and is detrimental to the health of the sport. Many youngsters who are supposed to be playing in a particular age group fail to make it owing to age fraud. With the BCCI taking stern actions to curb this, it is only advisable for the players to come forward and abide by the directives issued by the board.”