Jay Shah reappointed as Asian Cricket Council chairperson for third consecutive time

Jay Shah, the Indian Cricket Board secretary and Asian Cricket Council president has been re-elected in his job in the ACC for the third consecutive time

Mathew K
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India Cricket Board Secretary Jay Shah has been re-elected as the Asian Cricket Council president. He has been working in the same position since January 2021. For the third consecutive time, he will be working as the ACC president. On the other hand, he was recently rumored to be leaving the ACC job and taking up a position in the Apex Council.

Under his leadership, the council managed to organize the Asia Cup 2022 (T20) and 2023 (ODI). Notably, the Asia Cup 2022 was meant to be played in 2020 but COVID-19 ensured that the tournament wasn't played. Meanwhile, after the re-election, Shah said that he is grateful for the re-election and will ensure the development of the game across the region.

"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.

Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva proposed the extension and was unanimously backed by all the members of the ACC at its annual general meeting in Bali. He said that under the Shah's guidance, the council has been able to unearth and promote new talent.

"Under Shah's guidance, the ACC has been instrumental in unearthing and promoting new talent in cricketing powerhouses like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka," Silva said.

Pankaj Khimji, chairman of Oman Cricket and vice-president of the ACC, also extended congratulations on Shah's term.

"Today, stakeholders see value in investing in tournaments that the ACC conducts, and I credit him for this major transformation, which will further fuel the growth of the game in the region," Khimji stated.

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