Sakib can’t wait to join MCC meeting

NewsWorld365 NewsWorld365 , January 4, 2018


Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan said on Thursday that he was excited to get a chance to attend the prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee meeting, scheduled to be held on January 9 and 10 at Sydney in Australia.
Sakib, who has been appointed as a member of World Cricket Committee of Marylebone Cricket Club effective October 1 last year, was expected to leave Dhaka on Sunday to attend the first meeting of the newly-announced committee.
The 30-year old all-rounder is the first player from Bangladesh to be part of the esteemed committee and he is the only current player in the 14-member committee, chaired by former English batsman and commentator Mike Gatting.
‘Obviously, I’m very excited,’ Sakib told reporters in Mirpur.
‘This is a great honour for me as well as it is a great responsibility. There was none from Bangladesh in the previous meetings. So they might be less aware of our facilities and problems here in the past but now I can share these things with them,’ he said.
The current Test and Twenty20 skipper of the Tigers informed that there would be a lot of things to be discussed on Test cricket in the upcoming meeting as all the agendas were already fixed for the two-day long meeting.
‘The agendas have already been given. If an opportunity arises to discuss something beyond the agendas, then we can discuss about the other issues. But till now we have been specifically told about the subjects that would be discussed in the meeting.
‘Actually, there are a lot of things about Test cricket in the agendas. These things will be discussed over there to see whether it will be good or bad for cricket.
‘Actually, there is no chance of a proposal. The agendas are fixed and it will be discussed and among them, Test cricket will also be there,’ he added.
Sakib, the number one all-rounder in Test and Twenty20 format of the game, will join former players like Sourav Ganguly, Brendon McCullum, Ricky Ponting, Ramiz Raja, Ian Bishop and Kumar Sangakkara in the prestigious role at MCC’s World Cricket Committee.
MCC’s World Cricket Committee, comprising current and former international cricketers and umpires from across the globe, usually meets twice in a year to discuss the prevalent issues in the game.
It also acts as a complementary body to International Cricket Council and its constituent nations.
The members of the committee will meet for the second time this year on August 6 and 7 at committee’s room at Lord’s in England.

Mike Gatting (Chairman), Ramiz Raja, Sourav Ganguly, Tim May, Vincent Van der Bijl, John Stephenson, Rod Marsh, Sakib al Hasan, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Ian Bishop, Kumar Dharmasena, Suzie Bates

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