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Rahul Dravid hails BCCI's methods to curb age-fudging

New Delhi: India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid strongly believes that the recent decision by the BCCI working committee to put a cap on players getting only one shot at Colts World Cup will prevent age fudging by players.

U-19 coach Rahul Dravid
U-19 coach Rahul Dravid

Ravindra Jadeja (2006 & 2008), Vijay Zol ('12 and '14), Sandeep Sharma ('10 and '12), Sarfaraz Khan ('14 and '16), Ricky Bhui ('14 and '16) and Avesh Khan ('14 and '16) are some players in recent times who have played in two U-19 global meets.

"Being allowed to play only one U-19 World Cup will mean people are less motivated to alter the age. Honestly, U-19 cricket should be more about exposure and less about results.

The focus should be on giving more youngsters an opportunity to play rather than on winning. And that's what this new rule will result in.

The long term results of this step will far outweigh the potential loss of results in the short term," Dravid, who has been very vocal on the issue told PTI. Dravid is glad that BCCI has made it a rule and felt it will have a positive impact on cricketers of coming generations.

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