Indian cricket board ACC – BCCI secretary Jay Shah appointed Asian Cricket Council president replaces BCB Nazmul Hassan

BCCI secretary Jay Shah was on Saturday elected president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) following the continental body’s annual general meeting held virtually. Shah, 32, replaced BCB president Nazmul Hassan in the post, and is the youngest administrator to be appointed ACC president.

In a virtual address to the AGM, Shah said: “The ACC continues to foster healthy rivalry among some of the biggest cricket playing nations while it also takes the sport deeper into the smaller pockets. We must remain committed to this cause and ensure there is an all-round development in the region.”

Shah, who took over as the BCCI honorary secretary in October 2019, said the resumption of age-group and women’s tournaments amid the pandemic remains a challenge to be met.

“The pandemic has posed enormous challenges but history has shown that innovation often arises in periods of adversity and we must adapt and innovate to stay ahead,” Shah said. “While I have noticed that most Boards have again started their cricketing operations with their senior team, the challenge still remains with women’s cricket and age-group cricket. The ACC has done pioneering work in both women’s cricket and age-group with the multiple tournaments it conducts across the year and we must build on this.”

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