To improve the safety of players, the International Cricket Council has brought a new rule on Thursday and has set the minimum age requirement for convenience in the international arena. The ICC said that no player under the age of 15 will be allowed to make an appearance in any form, either male or female, or in U-19 international cricket. The rule is set to maintain the safety of young players at all costs.
The board further stated that only players with exceptional circumstances would be allowed to appear in the international arena. ICC Only those U-15 players will be allowed whose playing experience and mental development will prove that they can handle the pressures and demands of international cricket. In other cases, no player below 15 years of age plays in the field of cricket in the international arena.
“The board confirmed the introduction of a minimum age restriction for international cricket to improve the safety of players, which will apply to all cricket, including ICC events, bilateral cricket and U19 cricket. The minimum age should now be 15 years to play in any form of men, women or U19 international cricket players. In case of exceptional circumstances, a member board can apply to the ICC to play a player under 15 years of age. them.
The ICC, quoting News18, said in a statement, “This may include that the player’s experience and mental development of the game and performing well shows that they are capable of coping with the demands of international cricket” . “
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As far as young players are concerned with teams from all over the world, there are only three cases where players retracted to their countries before the age of 15. Hasan Raza came from Pakistan before the age of 14. M Ghercim of Romania and Bhavsara of Kuwait also came to their nations before the age of 14. ICC The World Test Championship came with a new announcement confirming the change in rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From now on, the team will follow the new rules while playing any match.