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U-19 WC star Anukul Roy is surrounded by age fraud allegations
By Aditya Pratap - Feb 10, 2018 2:54 pm
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India U-19 spinner Anukul Roy is surrounded allegations of age fraud after winnings the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand. He was the joint leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 14 scalps to his name.

Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), Aditya Verma leveled the charges of age fraud against him. He took the name of the acting secretary of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) Amitabh Chaudhary in this controversy.

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However, the young spinner is unaware of this news and denied any charges. Currently, he is playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Jharkhand. “I have no idea about what this (the claims) is about and neither do I have any knowledge of such things,” said Roy.

Verma wrote a letter about this issue to the chairman of the International Cricket Council Shashank Manohar and CoA head Vinod Rai. He revealed that Anukul Roy failed in the age verification process in 2017.

But the left-arm spinner rejected this allegation and said “I was never informed about any such issues. I clearly passed the test and was eligible for selection.”

Meanwhile, Aditya Verma targeted joint secretary of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Rajesh Verma for not throwing overage members out from the association.

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However, Rajesh denied all the allegations involving Anukul Roy and replied “Roy was part of the Asia Cup squad last year although he did not play. Why did he not ask this question then? As a manager whatever certificates are given, that has to be approved by the ICC well ahead of time. I’ve got nothing to do with it. The AVP process does not happen every year. It is only done at the U-16 level. After that it doesn’t work. It’s the age certificates which work after that.”