Shakib quits MCC world cricket committee following anti-corruption suspension


Suspended for failing to report a number of corrupt approaches, Bangladesh captain and high all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has stepped down from the World Cricket Committee of the Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) – the custodians of the sport’s legal guidelines.

The 32-year-old Shakib was on Tuesday banned for 2 years, one yr of it suspended, for failing to report approaches by suspected Indian bookie Deepak Aggarwal to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit.

The suspension guidelines the all-rounder out of subsequent month’s away sequence in opposition to India, the IPL and the T20 World Cup subsequent yr.

“…Marylebone Cricket Membership can right this moment affirm that Al Hasan has stepped down from his involvement with the MCC World Cricket committee,” the membership said in a press launch.

Shakib accepted costs of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and subsequently doesn’t have the suitable to enchantment in opposition to the punishment, which might have been a most of 5 years.

Shakib joined the MCC World Cricket committee in October 2017, and attended conferences in each Sydney and Bengaluru.

The MCC World Cricket committee contains present and former worldwide cricketers and umpires from throughout the globe and meets twice yearly to debate the prevalent points within the sport.

The subsequent assembly is because of happen in Sri Lanka in March 2020.

“We’re sorry to lose Shakib from the committee, the place he has made an ideal contribution over the past couple of years. As guardians of the spirit of cricket, we help his resignation and imagine this was the suitable choice,” Mike Gatting, chairman of the World Cricket committee, mentioned.

The world’s No.1 ODI all-rounder was requested to supply data on group composition and technique on three separate events by Aggarwal, based on the detailed judgement launched by the ICC.

One of many approaches was made on April 26, 2018, when his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad was to tackle Kings XI Punjab. Sunrisers received the sport by 13 runs.

Aggarwal’s different two approaches have been throughout the Bangladesh Premier League when Shakib was enjoying for Dhaka Dynamites in 2017, adopted by the tri-series in opposition to Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in January 2018.

The suspected bookmaker needed to fulfill Shakib however the participant didn’t oblige as “…following their conversations, he had the sensation that Aggarwal was a bookie.”

Bangladesh’s sequence in opposition to India begins with the T20 Internationals, from November three, adopted by the Check sequence, which may even embrace the 2 groups’ maiden day-night sport within the longest format.

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