CHANDIGARH, SEPT 1,As many as 14 players, including four of Mohun Bagan Sail Football Academy of West Bengal and six of Orissa Football Academy, have been medically declared overage by the medical board constituted by the Chandigarh Sports Department to determine the age of the players taking part in the sixth Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournmaent for Under-17 which was inaugurated by Punjab Governor Gen (Retd) SF Rodrigues at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.
Dr Sharad, a member of the medical board, of Sector 16 Government Hospital said that yesterday 28 players needed further examination to determined their age. The boys were first examined at the Kisan Bhawan and those suspected to have crossed the stipulated age were later taken to the Government Hospital in Sector 16 for X-ray and other tests.
A Chandigarh Sports Department said all players are undergoing medical tests.This evening more players were referred to the Government Hospital for further medical examinations. Among 28 send to the hospital, 16 were debarred from participation. Two boys of Chandigarh Football Academy which is run by the Chandigarh Sports Department were among 28. Lalaut Fela of CFA was medically ruled overage.
The following players have been debarred from participation:
Orissa Football Association: Abdul Kadir Khan, Jubeer, Imran Khan, Mohit Singh, Jakir Khan.
Himachal Pradesh: Abhishek Kumar, Prashant.
Chandigarh Football Academy: Lalraut Fela.
Tamil Nadu Football Association: C Ayyavu, A Sakthivel.
Mohun Bagan Sail Football Academy, West Bengal: Sourav Chakraborty, Sandipain Dutta, Amit Saha and Apollo Rongmei.