BCCI has been banned from domestic cricket for the next two seasons after Delhi cricketer Prince Ram Niwas Yadav was found guilty of age rigging in the Under-19 tournament.
BCCI has been banned from domestic cricket for the next two seasons after Delhi cricketer Prince Ram Niwas Yadav was found guilty of age rigging in the Under-19 tournament. Yadav, registered with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), has been disqualified with immediate effect by the BCCI and has also banned his participation in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 domestic seasons.
A senior DDCA official said, ‘It has been confirmed. We have received information from the BCCI that Prince Yadav has been found guilty of rigging in his age. ‘The BCCI acted on the basis of a certificate issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in which Prince Yadav’s date of birth was 10 June 1996, but this The birth certificate was given by the cricketer to the cricket board on 12 December 2001.
In an e-mail sent to DDCA, the BCCI said, ‘Prince Ram Niwas Yadav (Player Identification Number 12968), who was registered by DDCA in 2018-19 season under-19 age group and then re-registered in 2019-2020 . According to the recent birth certificate given by this cricketer, his date of birth is 12 December 2001.
In a letter sent to the DDCA on 30 November, the BCCI said, “Acting on the complaint regarding the age of the cricketer, the BCCI sought information related to it from the Central Board of Secondary Education and it was found that Prince Yadav passed the 10th examination in 2012. Ki and his actual date of birth is 10 June 1996.
The BCCI said that Yadav got more than one birth certificate made to benefit in the age group tournaments. The board said, “In view of this, Prince Yadav is disqualified with immediate effect and will be banned from playing in any of the BCCI’s tournaments in the two BCCI domestic seasons 2020-21 and 2021-22”.
After the completion of the two-year ban, he will only be allowed to play in the senior men’s cricket tournament. ‘Age fraud is not a new case in Delhi cricket. Some cases are also pending with the police as the players are now playing at senior level. Manjot Kalra and Himmat Singh are the two players against whom age fraud cases are pending and they are now in Delhi’s senior team.