Delhi cricketer cops two-year ban for age fudging

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The cricketer had fudged his age by five years © AFP

Delhi cricketer Prince Ram Niwas Yadav has been banned by the BCCI for two years on charges of age-fudging in the Under-19 tournaments. Yadav, as a result, will not be able to participate in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 domestic seasons.

The BCCI got into the act when the Central Board of Secondary Education informed Yadav’s date of birth to be June 10, 1996. But the cricketer had submitted a birth certificate to the BCCI showing his date of birth as December 12, 2001, thereby fudging his age by as many as five years.

“Acting on a complaint received about the cricketer being over-age, the BCCI checked his records with Central Board of Secondary Education and it was found that Mr Prince Yadav has passed Class X in 2012 and his actual date of birth is 10th June 1996,” the BCCI said in the letter sent to DDCA on November 30.

“In view of the above, Mr. Prince Yadav is disqualified with immediate effect and banned from participating in any BCCI tournaments for 2 seasons i.e. 2020-21 and 2021-22 BCCI domestic cricket seasons. Further, after completion of his 2-year ban, he is only allowed to participate in Senior Men’s Cricket tournaments.”

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