Shakib Al Hasan © Getty Images (File Photo)
Shakib Al Hasan © Getty Images (File Photo)

Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladesh cricketer to be inducted into the MCC World Cricket Committee. Shakib was inducted into the committee along with Suzie Bates, Ian Bishop and Kumar Dharmasena. Meanwhile, Mike Gatting will replace Mike Brearley as Chairperson of the committee. Jimmy Adams and Charlotte Edwards have also resigned from their respective roles in the committee. MCC remain in favour of 5-day Tests concept

“We’re delighted to welcome the four new members who will all have a great deal to offer the committee. Suzie is well respected around the world as one of the leading women’s players and will be able to give an insight into how to grow the game, particularly as a current player. Ian played with some of the biggest names that the West Indies have ever had in the game and having toured the globe as a commentator since retirement, he will be able to offer a view of the game as both a player and through the eyes of the media,” said Gatting, as reported by ESPNCricinfo. MCC rejects proposed plan to build residential flats at The Lord’s

“Kumar’s experience as both an umpire and a player will be invaluable and as a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, will have firsthand experience of some of the global issues that are discussed in a committee. Shakib is the first Bangladeshi player to have joined the committee and has great experience of the world game across all formats, both domestically and internationally, and we look forward to his contributions along with the rest of the new additions,” he added.