Shakib resigns from MCC


The 32-year-old Shakib was banned for two years, one year of it suspended, for failing to report approaches by suspected Indian bookie Deepak Aggarwal to the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit. The suspension rules the all-rounder out of next month's away series against India, and the IPL and the T20 World Cup next year.

"Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) today confirm that Shakib Al Hasan has stepped down from his involvement with the MCC World Cricket committee," the club stated in a press release.  Shakib accepted charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and therefore does not have the right to appeal against the punishment, which could have been a maximum of five years. Shakib joined the MCC World Cricket committee in October 2017, and attended meetings in both Sydney and Bengaluru. The MCC World Cricket committee comprises current and former international cricketers and umpires from across the globe and meets twice yearly to discuss the prevalent issues in the game. The next meeting is due to take place in Sri Lanka in March 2020. "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," Mike Gatting, Chairman of the World Cricket committee, said.