Jay Shah appointed as president of Asian Cricket Council for third year in a row

Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has appointed Jay Shah as the president of the body for the third year in a row on Wednesday.

Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has appointed Jay Shah as the president of the body for the third year in a row on Wednesday.

Confirming about the appointment, ACC released a press note that read, “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’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, Thailand, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and others, have displayed increasing interest, highlighting the ACC’s commitment to expanding the cricketing landscape,” the press release further read.

Jay Shah is also the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He became the president of ACC in January 2021 for the first time.

Speaking about being appointed as the president of ACC, 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.”

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