BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Reappointed As Chairman Of Asian Cricket Council, All Set For Third Term
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- Shah is in the middle of his second term as ACC chief.
- He became the youngest ACC chief in 2021.
- The AGM of ACC was held in Bali.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah has been reappointed as the chairman of the Asian Cricket Council and is set to serve his third term in the position. His reappointment as the continental body’s chief was agreed upon during the ACC Annual General Meeting in Bali on Wednesday. He was appointed president of the ACC for the first time in 2021 when he replaced Nazmul Hassan in January.
Shah’s extension was proposed by the Sri Lanka Cricket president Shammi Silva for the second time and the nomination was backed by all the members of the ACC at its AGM. His tenure as the ACC president was extended until January 2o25.
At 32 in 2021, Shah had become the youngest administrator to take over the role of the ACC chief. He served out his first two-year-term in 2021-22 and was reappointed as the ACC chief last year.
Shah has led the ACC through a tough phase as COVID-19 had its impact on world cricket. The 2022 Asia Cup was held in the UAE after it was moved out of Sri Lanka because of the island nation’s financial crisis.
Shah oversaw the adoption of a hybrid model for the 2023 Asia Cup, which was played in the ODI format, as the tournament was co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Indian brass, led by him, had firmly stood against the Indian team travelling to Pakistan.
Shah has been serving as the BCCI secretary, having worked with erstwhile president Sourav Ganguly and now with current president Roger Binny, who took over the position in 2023. ACC, for the first time last year, announced a two-year fixture with tournaments for all categories.
“I am grateful to the ACC Board for their continued trust. We must remain committed to ensuring the all-round development of the sport with a special focus on regions where it is still in its infancy. The ACC is committed to nurturing cricket across Asia,” Shah said in a release.
ACC has announced the Women’s T20 Asia Cup which will be held in September this year.