The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has adopted new measures to counter the menace of age and domicile fraud in cricket within the nation. The extra measures, adopted by the game’s governing physique in India, […]
The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has adopted new measures to counter the menace of age and domicile fraud in cricket within the nation.
The extra 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. These embrace a Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for gamers who’re already registered.
Beneath this scheme, gamers who voluntarily declare that they’ve manipulated their date of delivery by submitting faux/tampered paperwork up to now won’t be suspended and allowed to take part within the applicable age group stage in the event that they disclose their precise date of delivery (DOB).
Gamers must submit a signed letter/electronic mail together with supporting paperwork to BCCI Age Verification Dept. revealing their precise DOB earlier than September 15.
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Nonetheless, if registered gamers don’t disclose the information 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 models.
From season 2020-21 onwards, any participant submitting faux/tampered delivery certificates might be banned for 2 years from all cricket matches below the aegis of BCCI & state models. After completion of two-year suspension, such gamers won’t be allowed to take part in age group tournaments of BCCI, in addition to, age group tournaments organised by state models.
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.
For the BCCI Beneath-16 age group match, solely gamers who’re between 14-16 years outdated might be permitted to register. Within the Beneath-19 age group, if a participant’s delivery is discovered to be registered greater than two 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 Beneath-19 tournaments.
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The board additional stated that as a way to report age fraud, a devoted 24X7 helpline (9820556566/9136694499) has been put in place.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly stated: “We’re dedicated to offering a level-playing area throughout all age teams. The BCCI has been taking steps to counter age fraud and are actually 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.”
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated: “BCCI has a zero-tolerance strategy in the direction of age fraud in cricket. Not solely have we devoted a 24/7 helpline to counter this menace, however the board additionally has a system in place that totally examines, and cross-verifies paperwork submitted by its registered gamers. The Voluntary Disclosure Scheme will present those that have dedicated the fraud an opportunity to return ahead and admit their offence.”
Arun Singh Dhumal, BCCI Treasurer stated: “It has been BCCI’s fixed endeavour to take stringent measures to eradicate age fraud. We imagine these extra strategies taken by the BCCI will assist in tackling the problem of age and domicile fraud.”
Rahul Dravid, Head Cricket, NCA: “Age fraud is a critical matter and is detrimental to the well being of the game. Many children 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.”