Originally Posted by Eshen
In South Asian countries ? Yes. It's common culture in South Asian countries to report wrong age (reporting to be younger) for certification purpose as government jobs here have age limits. It's easy to cheat age here as hospitals don't keep a record of births.
I heard age cheating is also a problem in many other Asian and African countries.
I find this very sad and disappointing.
Does this not mean that any underage team (15's through to 19's) from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka could contain overage players ?
So no matter how well Pakistan or Bangladesh do in the upcoming Under 15 tournament in the West Indies there may well be the suspicion that some of the boys are overage.
If this is the case then it is terrible news and makes a mockery of the notion that boys within an agreed age limit play against each other.