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Shakib steps down from MCC World Cricket committee

Star al-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has stepped down from his involvement with the MCC World Cricket committee after International Cricket Council (ICC) banned him from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended.

On Tuesday, Shakib was 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.

Shakib 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.”

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