Age fudging in Indian football has been a persistent problem and the All India Football Federation recently have come up with a strategy to counteract it.
Named the Golden Baby League, the app will keep a tab of each registered kid by assigning an unique number, outlined I-League CEO Sunanda Dhar. This unique number will be like a passport or an Aadhaar card number making it easier to track records of the ward.
Elaborating on the importance of the Golden Baby League app, Sunando Dhar told TOI,
The app aims to maintain a greater and detailed database of footballers who are actively playing the sport. So, 10 years later, whether he is 16 or still showing his age 13 will be easily found out.
The app will have to be used by any AIFF or an I-League licensed club to register its players. In addition, the app also boasts of new features - it will show the matches played by the kid, the goals scored by him/her and similar such statistics.