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By Sudatta Mukherjee


Jul 29, 2014


The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI)’s resolution to lower the age-limit for the CK Nayudu Trophy from 25 to 23, has created a fuss among few state cricket associations.


Many state associations, along with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), have selected many under-25 cricketers for their off-season camp. Not only that, the off-season camps had started before BCCI revised the age-limit.


The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) is also one of the associations to have selected under-25 players. The PCA will have an inter-district championship, which also is a platform for getting selected.


“The decision to change the age group from under 25 to under 23 is a positive move. At the same time the problem for associations like us is that we have already picked players, who are above under 23 in the under-25 off-season camp. We will have to call selection committee meeting and see what can be done,” MCA joint-secretary Nitin Dalal was quoted as saying by Indian Express.The technical committee, which is headed Anil Kumble, agreed National Cricket Academy’s suggestion to proposal.


“The age-group for the Col. CK Nayudu Trophy will be changed from under-25 to under-23. The under-23 teams will be called A teams, and only three Ranji Trophy cricketers (irrespective of their age) will be permitted in the playing XI,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in press release.