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Jay Shah is Reappointed to a Third Term as President of the Asian Cricket Council

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Jay Shah is Reappointed to a Third Term as President of the Asian Cricket Council

At the Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, members unanimously decided to prolong BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s term as ACC president by one year.

Shammi Silva, the president of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), made Shah’s extension suggestion for the second time, and every ACC member supported the nomination.

According to cricket news for India, Shah became the youngest administrator to be reappointed as the president of the ACC when he succeeded Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan in January 2021.

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has made great strides in growing and promoting cricket throughout Asia because of Shah’s inspiring leadership. Notably, the Asia Cup was successfully hosted by the ACC in 2022 in T20 format and in 2023 in ODI format, demonstrating Asia’s potential to hold elite cricket tournaments.

Shah’s Role in Promoting Cricket Throughout Asia 

According to Mr. Shammi Silva, President of Sri Lanka Cricket Jay has played a pivotal role in steering the ACC towards significant progress in promoting and developing cricket across the Asian region. The ACC has been crucial in identifying and developing fresh talent in cricketing superpowers like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka under Mr. Shah’s direction.

As per the top cricket news, under Shah’s inspired leadership, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has grown and promoted cricket throughout Asia with remarkable success. Asia’s capacity to organize premier cricket competitions was notably demonstrated by the ACC’s successful hosting of the Asia Cup in 2022 in T20 format and in 2023 in ODI format.

According to Mr. Shammi Silva, President of Sri Lanka Cricket, Jay has played a pivotal role in steering the ACC towards significant progress in promoting and developing cricket across the Asian region. In cricketing giants like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, the ACC has played a pivotal role in spotting and nurturing new talent under Mr. Shah’s guidance.

Comments by Important Members

Pankaj Khimji, Vice President of the ACC and Chairman of Oman Cricket, congratulated Shah on his well-earned term. “I’ve known Shah’s love and enthusiasm for administration directly, having worked closely with him for a significant amount of time. He is a bright, young leader with a well-defined goal and strategy. He has not only succeeded in encouraging a cooperative mindset among the Member Boards, but he has also greatly improved the ACC’s financial and commercial standing. Stakeholders now understand the benefits of funding the ACC’s tournaments, and I give him credit for this significant change that will continue to drive the game’s expansion in the area. “I’m excited to collaborate closely with him to advance ACC,” Mr. Khimji said, as per the top cricket news.

“I congratulate Shah and all the members of the ACC for unanimously voting to extend his term,” said Nazmul Hassan, President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board and an Executive Board Member of the ACC, in response to Shah’s reappointment. The ACC has grown significantly during Shah’s leadership, and he has played a key role in advancing and bolstering grassroots cricket, according to cricket news for India. Today, the Asia Cup is the most anticipated and sought-after continental cricket competition in the world, and Mr. Shah should be commended for raising the competition to a respectable level. I have no doubt that cricket will thrive in Asia going forward, and we’ll collaborate closely with ACC to support this goal, Hassan stated.

Mirwais Ashraf, Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and Member of the Executive Board of the ACC, congratulated Shah on his reappointment as the ACC President for a third term. Within the Asian cricketing community, his leadership has been a driving force behind the sport’s expansion and increased popularity. He started the trend of giving local cricketers greater recognition, which is evident in all formats. The Asia Cup is unquestionably the jewel in the crown because it demonstrates the genuine rivalry that exists among Asian teams. His two prior terms were extremely influential and captivating due to his prudent financial management, which included agreements for sponsorship, commercial arrangements, and television deals. Mr. Ashraf looks forward to yet another successful term and an enriching period for ACC under his leadership, and assured him of providing full support.

Shah’s Contribution in Cricket 

Throughout Mr. Shah’s presidency, the ACC has aggressively promoted cricket in numerous areas of the continent in addition to organizing major events. The ACC’s dedication to broadening the cricketing landscape is evident in the growing interest shown by emerging cricketing nations like Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and others.

Mr. Jay Shah expressed his appreciation by saying, “I am appreciative of the ACC Board’s ongoing trust. We must continue to be dedicated to making sure that the sport develops holistically, with an emphasis on areas where it is still in its early stages. ACC is dedicated to promoting cricket throughout Asia.”

In addition to managing major competitions like the Emerging Teams Cup for women and men and the Asia Cup for men, the ACC is essential in organizing other facets of the sport around the continent.

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