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Age-fudging at U-16 & U-19 level

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Del, Jan 10, 2020.

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  1. Del
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    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
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    I dont know about others, but when I saw the recent players (refer to the following video) who will represent Pakistan in upcoming U-19 WC than a few seems overage apparently.

    I believe age-fudging has come to the fore number of times and recently there were questions raised around Naseem's age as well. I think this phenomenon is not new, specially among Asian countries not only limited to PCB.

    I haven't seen U-16 but I believe same is true for those players as well and wouldn't be amaze if I see overage players at U-16 level as well.

    Question is, what techniques are being employed today by the PCB for determining player ages?Does PCB only reply on birth certificate or NIC's, because its very easy to reduce age in those documents? Can bone age assessment scans be utilized to confirm players ages? Because age-fudging is disgraceful and embarrassing for any country.

     
  2. Patriot
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    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
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    This is a norm sadly in sports.

    Even when marrying someone, people hide their age because they feel embarrassed
     
  3. thair9999
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    thair9999 Emerging Player

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    It was possible in past, now due to better record keeping in Pakistan it is not.
     

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