In line with the International Cricket Council (ICC) decision to ban Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended MCC can today confirm that Al Hasan has stepped down from his involvement with the MCC World Cricket committee.
Al Hasan has been banned from cricket after he accepted charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, and chose to admit the charges and agreed the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing.
Bangladesh international Al Hasan joined the MCC World Cricket committee in October 2017, and has subsequently attended meetings in both Sydney and Bengaluru. The MCC World Cricket committee is an independent body comprised of current and former international cricketers and umpires from across the globe, meeting twice yearly to discuss the prevalent issues in the game. The next meeting is due to take place in Sri Lanka in March 2020.
Mike Gatting, Chairman of the World Cricket committee said; “We are sorry to lose Shakib from the committee, where he has made a great contribution over the last couple of years. As guardians of the Spirit of Cricket we support his resignation and believe this was the right decision.”