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Jay Shah becomes ACC president for third consecutive term

The ACC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bali on Wednesday unanimously approved Shah’s extension for one year.

Jay Shah becomes ACC president for third consecutive term

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has reappointed Jay Shah as preisdent for the third time in a row. Shah is also the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The ACC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bali on Wednesday unanimously approved Shah’s extension for one year.

In January 2021, Shah took over the rein of the ACC president from Nazamul Hasan, president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), to become the youngest administrator.

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Shammi Silva, the president of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), recommended the Shah extension for the second time and the nomination was backed by all the ACC members.

“Jay has been instrumental in guiding the ACC to considerable progress in promoting and strengthening cricket throughout Asia. Under Mr. Shah’s leadership, the ACC has played an important role in discovering and promoting emerging talent in cricketing powerhouses such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka,” SLC Chief Shammi Silva said in an interview with the Sportstar.

Today, stakeholders see value in investing in the ACC’s tournaments, and I credit him with this significant development, which will help the game flourish throughout the region. “I look forward to working closely with him to take ACC to the next level,” said Pankaj Khimji, ACC Vice President and Chairman of Oman Cricket.

I appreciate the ACC Board’s continued faith in me. We have to continue to be dedicated to ensuring the sport’s overall growth, paying special attention to regions where it is still in its early stages of development. Shah said upon his reappointment, “The ACC is committed to developing cricket throughout Asia.”

The ACC recently revealed the schedule for the Women T20 Asia Cup, which will take place in September and will include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, as well as two qualifying teams.

Jay Shah, the president of ACC, is credited with successfully organizing the Asia Cup T20 format in 2022 and the ODI format in 2023.

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