BCCI secretary Jay Shah takes over as Asian Cricket Council President

The Annual General Meeting was held virtually on Saturday. Jay Shah will replace Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hassan. He will be the youngest administrator to be appointed as the ACC President.

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The honourable secretary of BCCI Jay Shah was unanimously elected as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) recently. The Annual General Meeting was held virtually on Saturday. Shah will replace Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hassan. He will be the youngest administrator to be appointed as the ACC President.

While talking at the AGM, Jay Shah said that the ACC continues to foster healthy rivalry among some of the biggest cricket playing nations while it also takes the sport deeper into the smaller pockets. We must remain committed to this cause and ensure there is an all-round development in the region.

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The 32-years-old further went on to mention that the pandemic has posed tremendous challenges but history has showcased that innovation often arises in periods of adversity and we must adapt and innovate to stay ahead. While he noticed that most Boards have again started their cricketing operations with their senior team, the challenge remains with women’s cricket and age-group cricket. The ACC has done pioneering work in both women’s cricket and age-group with the multiple tournaments it conducts across the year and we must build on this.

Congratulating Jay Shah on being appointed the new ACC President Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI averred that they have worked closely, and he is well aware of his plans and vision to develop the game of cricket. He has personally experienced the zeal with which he worked to bring a turnaround in Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and North-eastern states in setting up the cricketing infrastructure and setting up the ecosystem. It is a challenging phase, but he is confident Jay will successfully navigate the challenges posed by the virus. The BCCI will extend every help and will play a big role in rebuilding and restructuring of the cricketing activities in Asia.

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