India’s U19 cricketer Rajvardhan Hangargekar allegedly committed age-fraud
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India’s U19 cricketer Rajvardhan Hangargekar allegedly committed age-fraud: Team India’s recent U19 World Cup-winning cricketer, Rajvardhan Hangargekar has been accused of age fraud by, Omprakash Bakoria, commissioner of the Sports and Youth Department, Maharashtra. Bakoria, who is also an IAS officer, has written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on a similar issue with a couple evidence attached to it.

A Marathi publication named Saamana, have revealed that the Date of Birth of Rajvardhan was changed during his readmission in class VIII in Terna Public School. The cricketer’s Date of Birth was changed from January 10, 2001, to November 10, 2002.

Owing to the change in the DOB, Rajvardhan became eligible for the recently held ICC U19 World Cup 2021. 

It was also brought to light that the cricketer’s real age is 21. The publication further reported that in a letter to the BCCI, evidence has been attached in the form of Rahul Gupta’s confirmation who is Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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It is a big revelation that has come to the limelight against the cricketer. The Indian cricket board is yet to issue a statement on Hangargekar’s alleged age fraud.

It must be noted that Rajvardhan Hangargekar was recently roped in by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK shelled out INR 1.5 Crores to get Rajavrdhan’s services.

The young cricketer scalped five wickets in his six World Cup games held in the Caribbean.

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