BCCI hands Delhi cricketer two-year suspension for age-fudging
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has handed Delhi cricketer Prince Ram Niwas Yadav a two-year ban from domestic competition.
Yadav, who was found guilty of age-fudging in U-19 tournaments, has been barred from participating in the next two domestic seasons.
According to the BCCI, Yadav provided them with a false birth certificate which indicated that his date of birth was December 12, 2001. However, in a certificate issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Yadav's date of birth was shown to be June 10, 1996.
A senior Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) official confirmed the developments to PTI, saying:
“It is confirmed. We have got intimation from BCCI that Prince Yadav has been found guilty of age fudging."
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Meanwhile, the BCCI sent out an email to the DDCA throwing light on proceedings and confirming that Yadav had obtained multiple birth certificates to gain an advantage in age-group tournaments.
“As per the recently issued birth certificate submitted by the cricketer, his date of birth is 12th December 2001. 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,”
“In view of the above, Mr. Prince Yadav is disqualified with immediate effect and banned from participating in any BCCI tournaments for 2 seasons."
The BCCI also confirmed that upon Yadav's return, he will only be allowed to compete in senior tournaments.
Delhi cricket has had its fair share of controversy with respect to age-fudging, with cases still pending against the likes of Himmat Singh and Manjot Kalra.