BCCI banned Delhi player for age rigging

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 domestic seasons 2020-21 and 2021-22.

A senior DDCA official said, "It has been confirmed. We have received information from BCCI that Prince Yadav has been found guilty of rigging in his age. The BCCI took action 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 his birth date was recorded on 12 December 2001 in the birth certificate handed over to the cricket board by the cricketer. In an email sent to DDCA, the BCCI said, 'Prince Ram Niwas Yadav (Player Identification Number 12968),
Which DDCA registered under-19 age group in 2018-19 season and then re-registration 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 made more than one birth certificate to benefit in the age group tournaments.

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