Jay Shah. (Credit: Twitter)
Shah had taken over the reins of the ACC in January 2021 from Nazmul Hassan, President, Bangladesh Cricket Board making him the youngest administrator to be re-appointed as the ACC President.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has announced a one-year extension of President Jay Shah’s term in a unanimous decision made at its annual general meeting.
Jay Shah’s extension was proposed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva for the second time and the nomination was unanimously backed by all the members of the ACC. Shah had taken over the reins of the ACC in January 2021 from Nazmul Hassan, President, Bangladesh Cricket Board making him the youngest administrator to be re-appointed as the ACC President.
Under Shah’s visionary leadership, the ACC has achieved significant progress in promoting and developing cricket across the Asian region. Notably, the ACC successfully organized the Asia Cup in T20 format in 2022 and in ODI format in 2023, showcasing Asia’s capability in hosting premier cricket events.
Sri Lanka Cricket, President, Shammi Silva, said: “Jay has played a pivotal role in steering the ACC towards significant progress in promoting and developing cricket across the Asian region.” 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.”
The Asian Cricket Council board also acknowledged . Shah’s proven track record in enhancing financial stability through strategic commercial and broadcast deals. Shah’s commitment to channelizing these financial resources to grassroots levels, thereby uplifting associate members within the ACC.
Silva expressed his satisfaction with the unanimous support received for the proposal during the ACC Board meeting. “I am pleased that the ACC Board supported the proposal unanimously. Jay has a proven record of boosting finances through commercial and broadcast deals and channelizing the finances to the grassroots level, uplifting the associate members,” Shammi Silva remarked.
In addition to hosting flagship events, Shah’s tenure has seen the ACC actively promoting cricket in various regions across the continent. Emerging cricketing nations such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Nepal, etc. have displayed increasing interest, highlighting the ACC’s commitment to expanding the cricketing landscape.
Expressing his gratitude, Jay Shah said, “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.”