Age discrepancy case: AIFF to take action
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Age discrepancy case: AIFF to take action

New Delhi, Oct 9 : The All India Football Federation on Tuesday said the case regarding age discrepancy of Jamshedpur FC player Gourav Mukhi will be referred to the relevant committee for further appropriate action.

The incident came to light when during the Indian Super League match against against Bengaluru FC on Sunday, the ISL admitted that Mukhi at 16 was the youngest to score in the tournament's history.

However, Mukhi was involved in an age-fraud incident in the U-15 level back in 2015.

"Jamshedpur FC player Gourav Mukhi who had earlier given a declaration that his DOB was 04/05/1999 has now submitted documents to the CRS system referring that his DOB is 04/05/2002," the AIFF statement said.

"The Centralised Registration System (CRS) which registers in-detailed information of every single player for AIFF was not implemented for the National Championships and the State Associations in 2015, but later.

"The discrepancy in the DOBs will be referred to the relevant committee for further appropriate action," the statement further said.(UNI)