In recent times, there has been a lot of fuzz about connecting the Aadhaar card with a plethora of things in India like ban account, LPG connection, mobile number and lots more. Aadhaar card basically consists of a unique 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to all the residents of India based on their biometric and demographic data.
However, even in the wildest of dreams, a cricket lover would have never thought that the Aadhaar linking fever will hit the Indian cricket as well. Recently, in Bhopal, in order to curb age fraud, the organizers of U-15 cricket tournament have made Aadhaar mandatory for the players.
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Age forging is quite normal in India. It is a normal occurrence in sports and education system, in order to restrict such practice, local cricket organizers have now made it mandatory for all to have Aadhar cards in Bhopal.
In Madhya Pradesh, it has happened for the first time that the Aadhaar has been made mandatory for any sporting event. As per the reports of TOI, top 10 teams of Bhopal will compete with each in the 50-over limited Netlink Dilip Buildcon cricket cup, which is an under-15 tournament which is to be organized in Mandideep from April 3. There will also be biometric machines installed at the venues.
The organizers of the under-15 tournament were so concerned about the age fraud that they decided to install biometric machines at the venue. Taling about the same, the organizing committee member, Aruneshwar Sighdeo said, “We have also made arrangement for the bone testing of the players if anyone raises doubt against any player.”