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BCCI secretary Jay Shah reappointed as President of Asian Cricket Council for third term

ACC plays a pivotal role in coordinating various aspects of the sport across the continent, overseeing prestigious tournaments such as the Asia Cup for men and women and the Emerging Teams Cup for women and men

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PTC News Desk: Jay Shah reappointed as President of ACC: Jay Shah is an Indian cricket administrator who has been serving as the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). His tenure has seen various developments and initiatives aimed at the betterment and growth of Indian cricket. 

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Recently, Jay Shah made to the headlines as he has been was reappointed as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) unanimously extended by one year at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday

The extension of Jay Shah's tenure for the second time as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has been proposed by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva.

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Jay Shah initially assumed the role in January 2021, succeeding Nazmul Hassan of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), and has since become the youngest administrator to be re-appointed as the ACC President.

Under Jay Shah's forward-thinking leadership, the ACC has made significant strides in advancing and nurturing cricket throughout the Asian region. Notably, the ACC, under his guidance, successfully organized the Asia Cup in both T20 format in 2022 and ODI format in 2023.

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These events showcased Asia's competence in hosting premier cricket tournaments, reflecting the progress achieved during Shah's tenure.

The ACC 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.

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Pankaj Khimji, Chairman of Oman Cricket and Vice President of the ACC extended his congratulations on the well-deserved term of Jay Shah.

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Nazmul Hassan, the President of the BCB and Executive Board Member of the ACC, welcomed the reappointment of Shah.

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Mirwais Ashraf, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board and Executive Board Member of the ACC said, "I congratulate Jay Shah on his reappointment as the ACC President for a third term. His leadership has been a catalyst for the growth and popularity of the sport within the Asian cricketing community. He laid an impetus on providing more exposure to the cricketers from the region and we see that across formats. The Asia Cup is definitely a crowning jewel and it showcases the true competitiveness inherent in Asian teams. His financial prudence ranging from broadcast deals to commercial and sponsorship agreements have made his two previous terms highly impactful and engaging. I assure him full support and I look forward to yet another successful term and an enriching period for ACC under him," said Ashraf.

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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, 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.

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The ACC plays a pivotal role in coordinating various aspects of the sport across the continent, overseeing prestigious tournaments such as the Asia Cup for men and women and the Emerging Teams Cup for women and men. 

 

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