For the second time, ACC members unanimously supported the decision put forth by Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has unanimously decided to extend President Jay Shah’s tenure by one year during its annual general meeting. For the second time, ACC members unanimously supported the decision put forth by Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva.
As the newest administrator to be reappointed as ACC President, Shah assumed leadership in January 2021 and has been a major contributor to the expansion of cricket throughout Asia. Asia’s ability to host elite cricket tournaments was demonstrated in 2022 and 2023 when the ACC, under his innovative leadership, successfully organized the Asia Cup in the T20 and ODI formats.
Shah was praised by Silva for his vital role in bringing cricket to Asia, emphasizing that he played a key part in guiding the ACC toward notable advancements in the promotion and growth of the game throughout the region.
“Jay has been a key player in leading the ACC to make tremendous strides in growing and promoting cricket throughout the Asian region.” News 18 cited Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva as saying, “Under Shah’s direction, the ACC has been crucial in identifying and developing fresh talent in cricketing giants like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.”
During Jay Shah’s tenure, cricket has been actively promoted in developing countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Nepal, and Bhutan, in addition to witnessing successful marquee tournaments. Shah was also praised by the ACC board for his strategic financial skills, which improved stability by securing profitable broadcast and advertising arrangements.
“It pleases me that the ACC Board gave the plan unanimous support. Jay possesses an established track record of augmenting funds via commercial and broadcast agreements, directing the funds towards the local level, elevating the affiliated members,” Silva continued.
I appreciate the ACC Board’s ongoing faith in me: Shah
Jay Shah expresses gratitude for the continued trust and emphasizes the dedication to the overall development of the game, particularly in areas where cricket is still in its infancy.
“I appreciate the ACC Board’s unwavering trust. With an emphasis on areas where the sport is still in its infancy, we must continue to be dedicated to guaranteeing the sport’s overall development. “We are dedicated to promoting cricket throughout Asia at the ACC,” Shah declared.