Ace Bangladeshi all-rounder Sakib al Hasan on Tuesday stepped down from the MCC World Cricket committee after receiving a two-year ban from the International Cricket Council for failing to report match-fixing approaches.
Sakib has been a member of the committee since October 2017 and has taken part in two of the committee’s meetings in Sydney and Bangalore.
MCC announced the 32-year old’s resignation a few hours after the ICC ban came into surface and his decision was termed as the right one by the chairman of the World Cricket committee Mike Gatting.
‘We are sorry to lose Sakib 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’, Gatting was quoted as saying in the official MCC website.
Sakib was member of the 13-member committee alongside, Gatting, Suzie Bates, Kumar Dharmasena, Sourav Ganguly, Tim May, Brendon McCullum, Ricky Ponting, Ramiz Raja, Kumar Sangakkara, John Stephenson, Vintcent Van der Bijl and Shane Warne.
MCC are yet to announce Sakib’s replacement.
The committee works as an independent body comprised of current and former international cricketers and umpires, to discuss about issues in world cricket in a meeting every two years.
The next meeting of the committee is due to take place in Sri Lanka in March 2020.
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