Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday banned J&K cricketer Vanshaj Sharma for two years for submitting multiple date of birth certificates.
“Vanshaj Sharma (Player DI 17026) submitted multiple birth certificates to BCCI and hence is banned from participating in all BCCI tournaments for a period of 2 years starting w.e.f. 27th October, 2023,” JKCA notified.
“After completion of his 2year ban period, he can only participate in the Senior Mens’ BCI Tournaments and is not allowed to participate in any age group Tournaments of the BCCI subject to submission of his residence or education or employment documents as per BCCI rules to consider as a local of that SCA he would be representing.” The order read.
Many people have mistaken this Vanshaj Sharma for another Vanshaj Shamra, who is currently taking part in J&K’s U-23 team! However, it is a different player, a source in JKCA confirmed to KSW.