BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has banned Delhi cricketer Prince Ram Niwas Yadav for two years on charges of age-fudging in the Under-19 tournaments. As a result, Niwas Yadav, will not be able to take part in the domestic seasons of 2020-21 and 2021-22.
The Central Board of Secondary Education informed BCCI that Niwas Yadav’s date of birth is June 10, 1996. But Yadav had submitted a birth certificate to the BCCI, showing his date of birth as December 12, 2001, thereby fudging his age by as many as 5 years.
“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,” the BCCI wrote a letter to DDCA on November 30.
“In view of the above, Mr. Prince Niwas Yadav is disqualified with immediate effect and banned from participating in any BCCI tournaments for 2 seasons i.e. 2020-21 and 2021-22 BCCI domestic cricket seasons. Further, after completion of his 2-year ban, he is only allowed to participate in Senior Men’s Cricket tournaments,” it added.