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Inter-school cricket: Giles Shield hit by overage protest

Inter-school cricket: Giles Shield hit by overage protest

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St Rocks High School (Borivli) has lodged a protest with the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA), claiming that Anjuman-I-Islam Allana English High School (CST) fielded two overage gamers throughout their MSSA inter-school Giles Shield boys U-14 cricket match at Sunder CC, Cross Maidan, on Monday.

Anjuman-I-Islam School beat St Rocks by six wickets in a first-round match.

In a letter (dated December 5, 2023) signed by St Rocks principal Naveeta Jangda and cricket coach Ashok Dalvi, the Borivli college has alleged that two Anjuman-I-Islam gamers are above the age restrict for the U-14 event. 

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“We have submitted a written protest together with the price of Rs 5,000. My boys needed to endure due to their [Anjuman] unfair ways to win the match. In February 2022, 10 cricketers from the identical college have been banned by MSSA and so they proceed to resort to dishonest,” Dalvi instructed mid-day on Wednesday.

“MSSA’s guidelines clearly state that solely certificates through which the kid has been registered inside three months of their beginning could be thought-about as authorized paperwork. I’ve managed to pay money for paperwork of two Anjuman gamers the place the date of registration is finished a number of years after the kid was born,” added Dalvi.

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MSSA cricket secretary, Nadim Menon confirmed St Rocks’s  protest in opposition to Anjuman-I-Islam college. “But there is no such thing as a advantage of their grievance. Last yr too, there have been doubts raised and I personally known as the involved gamers, the coaches and checked all their paperwork and located all the pieces to be so as. Their Aadhar card, which is now thought-about to be the principle doc, is discovered to be real. These two gamers, who St Rocks have complained about, are twins and are additionally registered with MCA [Mumbai Cricket Association]. They  are enjoying tournaments within the metropolis,” stated Menon.

“Esmero Figuiredo, the MSSA Hon Gen Secretary, has additionally visited Anjuman Islam School and checked their register and located all the pieces to be appropriate,” Menon added.

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