Mumbai Indians’ Rasikh Salam found guilty of age fudging: The rookie fast bowler has been punished with a two-year ban.
Jammu and Kashmir and Mumbai Indians fast bowler Rasikh Salam has been banned by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for two years for submitting faulty birth certificates to the cricket board.
The matter came to the fore after IANS reported earlier this week that Salam’s date of birth doesn’t match in the records of Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education and JKCA (Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association).
Salam, who was recently included in India U-19 squad to travel to England for a tri-series, has been removed from the team. Prabhat Maurya has been named as Salam’s replacement for the tour.
Salam had gained attention earlier this year when he played a match for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. At 17 years and 353 days, Salam has become Mumbai Indians’ youngest player to play in the IPL.
Having made his List A and First-class debut last year, Salam went on to make his T20 debut this year. In 10 domestic matches across formats, the right-arm fast bowler had dismissed 14 batsmen.
Age-fudging is an age-old custom where athletes don’t disclose their original age in a bid to play more years in age-group sports. Most recently, former India U-19 and current Delhi Capitals batsman Manjot Kalra was also accused of hiding his real age.
Mumbai Indians’ Rasikh Salam found guilty of age fudging:
JUST IN: Mumbai Indians pacer Rasikh Salam has been banned by the BCCI for two years after submitting a faulty birth certificate to the Indian Cricket Board. pic.twitter.com/MRIrT6w9Ur
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) June 19, 2019
Rasikh Salam banned for two years! That’s “following a discrepancy – submission of faulty birth certificate to BCCI”.
He’s also lost his spot in the India U19 squad, with Prabhat Maurya replacing him.
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) June 19, 2019
Rasikh Salam you stupid little boy
— Umzi (@UmziAFC) June 19, 2019
BCCI bans Mumbai Indians pacer Rasikh Salam for two years for submission of faulty birth certificate.
More to follow… pic.twitter.com/6dBLUFqGU8
— CricketNext (@cricketnext) June 19, 2019
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