Gourav Mukhi eligible to play after completing six-month age fudging ban

Jamshedpur FC player Gourav Mukhi was handed a six-month suspension for age fraud last year, but the forward has now been cleared by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee to play.

Gourav Mukhi was found guilty of age fraud on the basis of evidence presented by the player himself along with an admission as the Disciplinary Committee handed the six-month suspension in November last year.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

The All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee on Monday cleared Jamshedpur FC forward Gourav Mukhi for fresh registration after he completed a six-month suspension for discrepancy in his registered age.

Confirming this, AIFF Disciplinary Committee chairman Usha Nath Banerjee told PTI: “He had applied for fresh registration after complying with the six-month ban providing correct birth certificate. After verification, the committee cleared him for fresh registration today. He’s now eligible to play.”

The Jharkhand player was announced as youngest ever goal-scorer (16-year-old) in the Indian Super League history after he scored in Jamshedpur FC’s 2-2 draw with Bengaluru FC last season.

However, he was soon found guilty of age fraud on the basis of evidence presented by the player himself along with an admission as the Disciplinary Committee handed the suspension on November 25, 2018.