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Jay Shah’s Term as President of the Asian Cricket Council Extended by One Year


Jay Shah has been re -appointed as head of the ACC.© BCCI

BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s post as president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday was unanimously extended by a year at its annual general meeting. Shah had taken over the reins of the ACC government in January last year from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan, making him the youngest administrator to be re -appointed as ACC president. Speaking at the AGM, Shah said the main focus of the ACC was to advance the development of the sport in the region.

“We remain committed towards ensuring the comprehensive development of cricket in the region, especially continuing the pioneering work in women’s cricket and the various ACC -run grassroots tournaments in the region throughout the year,” Shah said.

“This pandemic is hopefully behind us and I am keen for us to adapt, innovate and help the ACC grow from strength to strength from here,” he added.

Shah’s extension was proposed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva and the nomination was unanimously supported by all ACC members.

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“I would like to thank all my respected colleagues at ACC for restoring their trust in me and considering me worthy to continue all the work we have begun,” Shah said.

“I humbly accept this honor and I am committed to working hard with the aim of organizing, developing and promoting our beloved sport of cricket in the region, helping the ACC grow rapidly,” he added.

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