BCCI issues new age rules for U-16 & 19 cricket tournaments

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Srinagar, Aug 8: BCCI recently in order to curb age frauds in age group tournaments issued a general amnesty for voluntarily disclosure for cricketers. It also put in place severe punishment if any cricketer is found to have comitted age fraud.

Another decision taken by BCCI was to modified it’s guidelines for the age group cricketers.

BCCI said that players who are in between 14-16 years can register for Under -16 tournaments.

“For the BCCI Under-16 age group tournament, only players who are between 14-16 years old will be permitted to register, ” BCCI statement said.

The BCCI statement further said that those players who have registered thier date of birth after two years of birth would be allowed to play only for restricted years in the event.

“In the Under-19 age group, if a player’s birth is found to be registered more than 2 years after birth, as mentioned in the birth certificate, then there will be restrictions on the number of years allowed to participate in the BCCI Under-19 tournaments, ” Statement added.

BCCI has also set dedicated helpline for age fraud and has asked anyone to report age fraud on these numbers a 24X7 helpline (9820556566 / 9136694499) .