Shakib Al Hasan steps down from MCC after two year ban
New Delhi : Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has stepped down from Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) Cricket Committee after he was banned for two years by the International Cricket Council for breaching the ICC's Anti Corruption Code.
The Bangladesh all-rounder has admitted to the charges and agreed to the sanctions with ICC.
"We are sorry to lose Shakib from the committee, where he has made a great contribution over last couple of years. As guardians of the spirit of cricket we support his resignation and believe this was the right decision," Mike Gatting, Chairman of the World Cricket Committee said in an official statement.
Shakib Al Hasan had joined the committee in October 2017 and subsequently attended meetings in both Sydney and Bengaluru.
What is MCC?
The MCC World Cricket Committee is an independent body comprised of current and former cricketers and umpires who meet twice in a year to discuss the issues and measures for making cricket better.
The next meeting has been scheduled in March 2020 in Sri Lanka.
Shakib Al Hasan Future
Officially, Shakib Al Hasan would be able to resume playing cricket from October 29, 2020.
After getting banned by the ICC, Shakib said: "I am obviously extremely sad to have been banned from the game I love, but I completely accept my sanction for not reporting the approaches. The ICC ACU is reliant on players to play a central part in the fight against corruption and I didn't do my duty in this instance".
"Like the majority of players and fans around the world, I want cricket to be a corruption-free sport and I am looking forward to working with the ICC ACU team to support their education programme and ensure young players don't make the same mistake I did," he added.