Dubai: At the international level, it is mandatory for a player to be 15 years of age to play any type of male, female, under-19 cricket. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given this information. The ICC Board has made this rule keeping in mind the safety of the players. The board gave information about this.
This age-related limit will apply to all types of cricket including ICC tournaments, bilateral cricket and under-19 cricket.
The ICC said in a statement, ‘In the event of an exception, the member board may appeal to the ICC for approval to play players below 15 years. It will take care of the player’s playing experience, mental development and how he will be able to withstand the pressure of international cricket.
Although a member board can ask the ICC for permission to play players below 15 years of age, that player should be able to compete with the experience and mental development of the game.
Please tell that in international cricket, Hasan Raza of Pakistan played his first match at the age of 14 years and 227 days. He is the youngest player to debut. At the same time, the youngest player to debut in Test matches for India is Sachin Tendulkar, who entered international cricket at the age of 16 and 205 days.