Rajvardhan Hangargekar has been accused for age fraud . Maharashtra’s commissioner for youth and sports, Omprakash Bakoria has written a letter to the BCCI, accusing India’s U19 World Cup star Rajvardhan Hangargekar of fudging his age. He has been picked up by  Chennai Super Kings for a whopping Rs 1.5 Crore at the IPL auction. The BCCI will now investigate the matter.

“Yes, we have received a letter from the Maharashtra DYS. It is a serious allegation and we are looking into it. But at the moment he is free to play. We fully trust the system in place and,” a senior BCCI official said.

Omprakash Bakoria in his letter to the board said that Rajvardhan Hangargekar is  21-years of age .  His actual date of birth is January 7, 2001.

“Dharashiv CEO Rahul Gupta investigated Rajvardhan Hangargekar’s birth date. It was found that he was admitted to a public school in Dharashiv where his birthdate was listed as 10 January 2001. However, that was changed to 10th November 2002 before eighth grade,” Omprakash Bakoria wrote in his letter to the BCCI.

Therefore, when he was picked for India’s squad for the U19 World Cup , he was already 21 year old — not eligible for the age category. As per ICC, a player taking part in the U19 World Cup must be aged 19 or below (not less than 15) to be eligible to play the world cup.

 

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