Mr. Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI was on Saturday elected as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) following the continental body’s annual general meeting held virtually.
Mr. Jay Shah will take over the reins from Mr. Nazmul Hassan, President, Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Mr. Shah, 32, is the youngest administrator to be appointed as Asian Cricket Council President.
“I accept this honor and I thank my esteemed colleagues at the BCCI for nominating me and considering me worthy of this prestigious position,” Shah said on Saturday.
Mr. Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI, said: “I congratulate Mr. Jay Shah for being appointed the new ACC President. We have worked closely, and I am well aware of his plans and vision to develop the game of cricket
Uttarakhand and the North-eastern state in setting up the cricketing infrastructure and setting up the ecosystem. It is definitely a challenging phase, but I am confident he 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 the cricketing activities in Asia.
Mr. Rajeev Shukla, Vice-President, BCCI, said: “Young administrators have new ideas and fresh vision and the ACC is in safe hands under Mr. Jay Shah’s leadership. I have worked with many senior administrators in the past and I admire Jay’s work ethics
The ACC currently needs strong leadership to overcome the hardships faced by everyone in 2020 and Jay and BCCI will play a mentoring role.
One of the biggest challenges before Shah would be to conduct the Asia Cup, a tournament that has serious diplomatic contours because of the participation of traditional rivals, India and Pakistan.
The 2020 edition of the tournament could not take place due to the pandemic and has been postponed to June 2021.