Dubai: Internationally, it has been made mandatory for a player to be 15 years of age to play any type of male, female, under-19 cricket. This has been reported by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This rule has been made by the ICC Board keeping in mind the safety of the players. This age limit will apply to all types of cricket including ICC tournaments, bilateral cricket and under-19 cricket.
The ICC (ICC) said in a statement, ‘In the event of an exception, the member board may appeal to the ICC to approve players under 15 years of age. 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.
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Although a member board may ask the ICC for permission to play players below 15 years of age, that player must be able to cope with the game experience and mental development.
Please tell that in international cricket, Pakistan’s Hassan Raza played his first match at the age of 14 years and 227 days. He is the youngest debut player. 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.