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Ex-Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan to be appointed in MCC’s World Cricket Committee

Apart from Shakib Al Hasan, other members of the World Cricket Committee by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) include stalwarts like Rod Marsh, Ian Bishop, Mike Gatting and Sourav Ganguly

cricket Updated: Oct 05, 2017 13:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Shakib al Hasan is just 18 wickets away from reaching the 500-mark in international cricket for Bangladesh cricket team and is just 215 runs away from reaching 10,000 international runs mark. (Getty Images)

Former Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has been appointed as a member of the prestigious World Cricket Committee by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The news was announced by the all-rounder, who posting the induction letter on his official Facebook page, on Thursday.

Besides Shakib, the other members of the committee are: Mike Gatting (chairman), Ramiz Raja, Sourav Ganguly, Charlotte Edwards, Vintcent Van der Bijl, Jimmy Adams, Rod Marsh, Tim May, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Ian Bishop, Kumar Dharmasena and Suzie Bates.

The MCC, founded in 1877 and the sole authority to change the rules of cricket, holds two annual meetings where they discuss issues relating to the sport. Shakib, while posting the picture, stated: “I truly feel humbled that you have chosen me to be a member of the Prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee. Thank you for bestowing me with such an honour.”

Shakib al Hasan has been the backbone of Bangladesh’s rising standard in world cricket, the pinnacle of which perhaps was the recent Test victory over Australia.

Although they went on to lose the second Test and thus failed to pull off a sensational series victory over the Baggy Greens, the emphatic match victory underlined that the country could no longer be tagged as ‘minnows’.

Shakib’s stellar form has also seen him hold on to the No 1 spot in ICC rankings across the three formats. He is now just 18 wickets away from reaching the 500-mark in international cricket and is just 215 runs away from reaching 10,000 international runs.

First Published: Oct 05, 2017 13:45 IST