14 football players found over age, banned from Challenge Cup

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Chandigarh, Sep 2 (UNI) Fourteen players, including four of Mohun Bagan Sail Football Academy (West Bengal) and six of Orissa Football Academy, were debarred from participation in sixth Administrator's Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournmaent for Under-17, which began here yesterday, after they were declared over age by the medical board formed by the Chandigarh Sports Department.

Dr Sharad, a member of the medical board, of Sector 16 Government Hospital said that on August 31, 28 players required further examination to determine 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.

Among 28 send to the hospital, 14 were debarred from participation.

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.

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