The Board of Control for Cricket in India on November 27, 2018, announced that a cricketer guilty of age fraud will be barred from all its recognized tournaments for a period of two years.
The cricketing body said in a statement, “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.”
1. The BCCI statement relayed that from the 2018-19 season, any cricketer who is found guilty of tampering his or 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.
2. Under the new rules, the board will clamp down on cricketers found guilty of tampering with their date of birth certificates
3. According to the earlier rules, a cricketer guilty of age fraud had to face a ban for a period of one year.
4. In September 2018, the BCCI had banned a Meghalaya-bound Delhi player, Jaskirat Singh Sachdeva, for producing a fake birth certificate to play in an Under-19 tournament.