12:39 PM ISTESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIn its most high-profile move against age fraud, the BCCI has proposed an amnesty scheme accompanied by a system of punishments for offenders. Under this, registered players will get an opportunity to voluntarily declare any age fraud and avoid suspension if they provide their actual date of birth, but face bans if they are found to have breached this.A press statement from the board on Monday said that if the BCCI discovered such a fraud after the deadline of declaration – September 15, 2020 – the players could be banned for two years and also barred from any age-group tournaments even after the ban ended.ALSO READ: Indian cricket’s age-fraud problemFormer India captain and now head of NCA, Rahul Dravid, has long considered age fraud as “seriously detrimental” to the culture of Indian cricket. “Age fraud leads to an erosion of culture,” Dravid said last September. “It leads to a scenario where a lot of talented boys don’t get to play when they should actually be playing. It is up to the maidan (ground) secretaries, the owners of the office teams, the club teams to ensure that this does not happen.”By the time the BCCI usually discovers… Read full this story
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