Jay Shah Unanimously Reappointed as ACC President for a Third Term

Jay Shah unanimously reappointed as ACC President for a third term, showcasing his impactful leadership in fostering cricket development across Asia.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has been unanimously reappointed as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) for a third consecutive term. The decision was made at the ACC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bali, Indonesia, where Shah’s extension was proposed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva and unanimously supported by all ACC members.

Expressing his gratitude, Shah emphasized the ACC’s commitment to fostering cricket development across Asia, particularly in regions where the sport is still in its early stages. Jay Shah, who became ACC president in January 2021, holds the distinction of being the youngest administrator to be reappointed to the position.

Sri Lanka Cricket president Shammi Silva commended Jay Shah for playing a pivotal role in advancing the ACC’s objectives. Silva highlighted Shah’s financial acumen, including securing strategic commercial and broadcast deals, and his dedication to channeling resources to grassroots levels, benefiting associate members within the organization.

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Pankaj Khimji, ACC Vice-President and Chairman of Oman Cricket lauded Shah’s leadership, describing him as a dynamic leader with a clear vision. Khimji credited Shah for transforming the ACC, making tournaments more appealing to stakeholders, and elevating the Asia Cup to a highly anticipated continental event in world cricket.

Under Jay Shah’s leadership, the ACC has made significant strides in promoting and developing cricket in Asia. The organization has successfully organized events such as the Men’s and Women’s Asia Cup, Emerging Teams’ tournaments, and U19 competitions, contributing to the growth and popularity of the sport across the continent.

BCCI President and ACC Executive Board Member Nazmul Hassan congratulated Jay Shah on his reappointment, recognizing his instrumental role in strengthening grassroots cricket. Hassan emphasized the Asia Cup’s status as a premier continental tournament in world cricket and expressed confidence in the continued prosperity of cricket in Asia under Shah’s leadership.

Mirwais Ashraf, Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman, and ACC Executive Board Member praised Jay Shah for his catalytic leadership, providing exposure to cricketers in the region and elevating the Asia Cup’s competitiveness. Ashraf highlighted Shah’s financial prudence and expressed anticipation for another successful term for the ACC.

Jay Shah’s unanimous reappointment reflects the widespread acknowledgment of his impactful leadership in steering the ACC’s initiatives and contributing to the overall growth and vibrancy of cricket in Asia.

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