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No foot on intl cricket unless 15 yrs old: ICC introduces

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Published: 20:15, 20 November 2020  
No foot on intl cricket unless 15 yrs old: ICC introduces

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The ICC has introduced a minimum age for players to play in international cricket. No player can set foot in world cricket unless he is at least 15 years old. Boys, girls, or under-19s must be 15 years old to play international cricket at any level.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement that the board was ensuring the introduction of a minimum age policy for international cricket to improve the safety of players, which would apply to all types of cricket, including ICC events, bilateral cricket, and the Under-19s. Players in any form, including boys, girls or under-19 international cricket, must now be at least 15 years old.

However, in exceptional circumstances, the ICC may allow a player under the age of 15 to play on the basis of an application by the member board of that country. In this case, the decision will be made by the top organization considering the player's playing experience and ability to adapt to international cricket.

So far there has been no restriction on the age of the cricketer in any form of international cricket. Hasan Raja of Pakistan is the youngest player in international cricket. The former right-handed batsman played his first Test at the age of 14 years and 227 days. From 1996 to 2005, he played seven Tests and 17 ODIs.

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