ICC has set a minimum age restriction for the players who want to play international cricket. The limit has been set at 15 for the ones who want to play in any form of men’s, women’s, or under 19-international cricket.
As per the available details, the ICC confirmed the introduction of minimum age restrictions for international cricket to help safeguard players.
ICC in a press release said “In case of exceptional circumstances, a Member Board could apply to the ICC to grant permission to a player under the age of 15 to play for them. This could include where the player’s playing experience and mental development and wellbeing demonstrates that they would be capable of coping with the demands of international cricket.”
Hasan Raza of Pakistan, who played seven Tests and 16 ODIs between 1996 and 2005, holds the record of being the youngest to play international cricket. The right-handed batsman made his Test debut when he was 14 years and 227 days old.
The ex legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest Indian to play Test cricket for the country.
Sachin made his Test debut at the age of 16 years and 205 days. The Master Blaster scored 15,921 runs in Tests and ended his ODI career with 18,426 runs.