In a significant development at the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bali on Wednesday, Jay Shah, the current president, clinched a unanimous approval for an extension, ensuring his leadership for another year. Shah, who also serves as the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is now set to continue his second two-year term as the ACC Chief.
The proposal for Shah’s extension was put forth by Shammi Silva, the president of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), and received unanimous support from all ACC members, as highlighted in a press release by the ACC on Wednesday.
Shah, who took over the ACC presidency in January 2021 from Nazmul Hassan of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, made history by becoming the youngest administrator to be re-appointed as the ACC president. The presidency rotates among full ICC members in the continental body, and Shah stands out as the first individual to secure two consecutive terms.
Expressing gratitude for the continued trust placed in him, Shah emphasized the commitment to the all-round development of cricket, with a specific focus on regions where the sport is still in its early stages. “The ACC is committed to nurturing cricket across Asia,” stated Shah after his successful re-election.
Cricbuzz provided detailed coverage of the ACC meeting in Bali on January 29, shedding light on the discussions around the ACC president position. Ultimately, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), whose turn was next in line for the post, proposed the continuation of Jay Shah.
Shammi Silva, praising Shah’s role in steering the ACC towards significant progress, remarked, “Under Mr. Shah’s guidance, the ACC has been instrumental in unearthing and promoting new talent in cricketing powerhouses like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.” [Link to Shammi Silva]
For more details on the ACC meeting and insights into cricket developments across Asia, check out the coverage on [ESPNcricinfo.com] and [Cricbuzz.com]. Stay tuned for further updates on Jay Shah’s impactful leadership in the Asian cricket arena.