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Indian home cricket once more got here beneath the scanner with a latest age-fraud case that has taken place within the Tripura U-19 workforce. Age-fraud allegations are nothing new in home cricket however increase questions over the system which has strict guidelines concerning this. Now the case is filed towards a West Bengal cricketer who had cast paperwork to enter the Tripura U-19 workforce.

It’s believed that the accused participant is from Barrackpore of West Bengal and has performed for the Paikpara Sporting Membership in Kolkata. He’s accused of forging paperwork just like the Everlasting Resident of Tripura Certificates (PRTC) and the Ration Card to get into the Tripura junior workforce. The report additionally means that the participant was advisable by the Bishalgarh Cricket Affiliation of Sepahijala district to have trials for the Tripura U-19 workforce.

“We’re probing the matter, and in addition making an attempt to establish the individuals who helped him in getting the solid paperwork,” mentioned West Agartala police station officer-in-charge Subrata Chakraborty.

Age-fraud incidents aren’t new in Indian cricket

Most just lately, Indian U-19 pacer Rajvardhan Hangargekar was additionally accused of age fraud. Maharashtra’s Commissioner of Sports activities and Youth Providers Omprakash Bakoria supplied paperwork concerning the participant’s actual start date and requested authorities to take applicable motion. Manjot Karla, who smashed a match-winning century within the U-19 World Cup in 2018, was additionally discovered responsible of age fraud and was later banned for 2 years.

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has strict guidelines concerning age-fraud points. However a number of gamers, particularly kids, have been fabricating the paperwork to enter junior tournaments to achieve the senior stage competitions. However it’s also honest accountable the present system as properly, which isn’t capable of cease these incidents. In August 2020, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly warned the gamers with stricter measures if anybody was discovered responsible.

“We’re dedicated to offering a level-playing area throughout all age teams. The BCCI has been taking steps to counter age fraud and at the moment are introducing even stricter measures from the upcoming home season. Those that don’t voluntarily disclose their misdemeanor might be punished closely and might be banned for 2 years,” mentioned Sourav Ganguly on the time.