Measures to eradicate age fraud in Cricket
As per the BCCI circular dated 31st July 2020
1) Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for players who are already registered:
Under this scheme players who voluntarily declare that they have manipulated their date of birth by submitting fake/tampered documents in the past will not be suspended and allowed to participate in the appropriate age group level if they disclose their actual date of birth (DOB).
Players have to submit a signed letter/email along with supporting documents to Mumbai Cricket Association (firstname.lastname@example.org) revealing their actual DOB before 10th September 2020.
However, if registered players do not disclose the facts and are found to have submitted fake/tampered DOB proof documents by MCA, then they will be banned for 2 years and after completion of 2 years suspension, they will not be allowed to participate in age group tournament of BCCI as well as age group tournament organized by MCA.
2) Season 2020-21 onwards, any player submitting fake/tampered birth certificate will be banned for 2 years from all Cricket matches under the aegis of BCCI and MCA .After completion of 2 years suspension, such player will not be allowed to participate in age group tournament of BCCI as well as age group tournament organized by MCA.
3) All cricketers committing Domicile fraud, including Senior Men & Women, will be banned for 2 years. Voluntary Disclosure Scheme does not apply for cricketers who have committed domicile fraud.
4) For the BCCI Under-16 age group tournament, only players who are between 14-16 years old will be permitted to register.
5) 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.
Sanjay Naik Secretary
Shahalam Shaikh Jt. Secretary
Click here to view the BCCI Circular dated 31st July 2020