Dhaka, October 05: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named in the World Cricket committee, an independent body comprised of current and former international cricketers and umpires from across the globe.Established in April 2006 under the auspices of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) the cricket committee acts as a complementary body to ICC and its constituent nations.
Mike Gatting is the current chairman of the committee that sits twice in a year to discuss the prevalent issues in the game.
Shakib is joined by 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 in the committee, according to the website of Lord’s cricket ground, home of MCC.
The committee is empowered to conduct research, particularly into technological advances and bio-mechanical elements of the game and its players.
MCC supports this work with its increasing investment into research and development, according to the website.