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Indian pace sensation Rashik Salam handed two years ban for age fraud


Rashik Salam, the pace sensation hailed from Jammu and Kashmir who made his Indian Premier League debut for Mumbai Indians this season, has been banned for two years for age fraudulence.

Indian pace sensation Rashik Salam received two years ban for age fraud

After handing the suspension, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) withdrew his name from the India U-19 squad for the one-day tri-series to be held in England from July 21.

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Prabhat Maurya is named as the replacement.

The BCCI said in a release,

“Rasikh has been banned by the BCCI for two years following a discrepancy—submission of faulty birth certificate.”

According to documents accessed by IANS, the board have made it clear to the JKCA that the age Rasikh provided to the cricket association didn’t match that of the board’s record (as registered during his Class 10 examination).

A former JKCA member expressed his anguish over the issue said it is not acceptable that such things happens in presence of administration.

“We have two administrators now and if such an episode happens despite their presence, it is indeed sad. They should be keeping a tab to ensure that players don’t fudge their age as it is a sin and also deprives other youngsters of the opportunity to shine,” he said.

Rashik was headlined in a number of occasions representing Jammu and Kashmir in the domestic circuit and while playing for the Indian Under-19 team.

India Under-19 squad:

Priyam Garg (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Thakur Tilak Verma, Divyansh Saxena, Shaswat Rawat, Dhruv Chand Jurel (WK), Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Vidyadhar Patil, Sushant Mishra, Prabhat Maurya, Sameer Rizvi, Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Kamran Iqbal, Priyesh Patel (WK), Karan Lal, Purnank Tyagi, Anshul Khamboj.

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