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ICC Introduces Minimum Age Policy For Players To Play International Cricket

ICC Introduces Minimum Age Policy For Players To Play International Cricket

Earlier, there was no bar on the age of a cricketer to play any type of worldwide cricket.© AFP




International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has launched a minimal age coverage for gamers to play worldwide cricket and in accordance with that, the cricketer have to be 15-year-old to play the sport globally. “The Board confirmed the introduction of minimum age restrictions for international cricket to improve safeguarding of players which will apply across all cricket including ICC events, bilateral cricket and U19 cricket. To play in any form of men’s, women’s or U19 international cricket players must now be a minimum age of 15,” ICC stated in a launch.

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However, in distinctive circumstances, boards may apply to ICC to permit a participant below the age of 15 to play for the respective nation.

“In case of exceptional circumstances, a Member Board could apply to the ICC to allow a player under the age of 15 to play for them. This could include where the player’s playing experience and mental development and wellbeing demonstrates that they would be capable of coping with the demands of international cricket,” it added.

Earlier, there was no bar on the age of a cricketer to play any type of worldwide cricket.

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Pakistan’s Hasan Raza, who performed seven Tests and 16 ODIs between 1996 and 2005, holds the file of being the youngest to play worldwide cricket. The right-handed batsman made his Test debut when he was 14 years and 227 days outdated.

Former legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest Indian to play Test cricket for the nation. He made his Test debut on the age of 16 years and 205 days. The Master Blaster scored 15,921 runs in Tests and completed his ODI profession with 18,426 runs.

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