Mumbai Indians pacer Salam suspended for two years for age fraud

Updated: Jun 30, 2019, 18:31 IST | mid-day online desk

Jammu and Kashmir and Mumbai Indians pacer Rasikh Salam has been banned for 2 years by the BCCI for submitting a faulty birth certificate to them

Mumbai Indians pacer Salam suspended for two years for age fraud
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The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) banned Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Rasikh Salam who was in the Mumbai Indians in the previous seasons of IPL, for age fraud. The cricketer had given a faulty birth certificate to the board.

The board in a release announced that Prabhat Maurya has replaced Salam in the India U-19 squad that is set to play a one-day tri-series in England starting July 21.

The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education had earlier informed the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) that the cricketer had fudged his age. As per documents accessed by IANS, the board had 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).

Rasikh was on June 9 named in the India U-19 team for the one-day Tri-series in England. Speaking to IANS, a former JKCA member had said it was really sad that such a thing was happening in the presence of administrators in the association.

"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 had said.

With inputs from IANS

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