Age fraud problem: Rahul Dravid calls this issue 'erosion of culture'

Dravid said that anyone involved in the game needs to play an active part in stopping the age fraud issue.
Age fraud problem: Rahul Dravid calls this issue 'erosion of culture'Dravid during his coaching stint with India's U-19 coach, got a rule implemented that saw player eligible to play in the ICC U-19 World Cup only once. (Photo: Getty)
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Rahul Dravid believes age fraud leads to an "erosion of culture" and is something that anyone involved in the game needs to play an active part in stopping. 

Speaking to The Times of India former India captain said “Age fraud leads to an erosion of culture. It leads to a scenario where a lot of talented boys don’t get to play when they should actually be playing.”

The current National Cricket Academy (NCA) director stressed that “It is up to the maidan secretaries, the owners of the office teams, the club teams to ensure that this does not happen,” he said. The issue of age fraud came into limelight when U-19 World Cup winner Manjot Kalra, Delhi batsman, and IPL star Nitish Rana and Mumbai Indians’ rookie fast bowler Rasikh Salam being accused of fudging their respective ages. Salam has already been banned for two years by the BCCI. 

Dravid during his coaching stint with India's U-19 coach, got a rule implemented that saw player eligible to play in the ICC U-19 World Cup only once. He also said that players to not worry too much about the selection and rather focus on enjoying the game.

"Not everyone of you will go on to play Ranji Trophy or for India or get an IPL contract. But don't let selection come in the way of your enjoyment. If you are always worried about your next selection, you will never enjoy the game."

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