Jay Shah appointed Asian Cricket Council President

The Asian Cricket Council is Asia's regional cricket administrative body. It was established in 1983 to promote and develop cricket as a sport in Asia.

Created On: Jan 31, 2021 08:22 ISTModified On: Jan 31, 2021 02:22 IST
Jay Shah with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

Jay Shah, BCCI Honorary Secretary was elected as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on January 30, 2021. He was appointed following the virtual annual general meeting of the regional body. 

The 32-year-old will be succeeding Nazmul Hussain, Chief of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), who was previously heading the Asian Cricket Council. He has become the youngest administrator to be appointed as the ACC President.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly congratulated Shah on his appointment and praised his vision to develop the game of cricket. He also expressed confidence that Shah will be able to successfully navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19 and assured full support of the BCCI in  rebuilding and restructuring of the cricketing activities in Asia.

Jay Shah's new appointment comes at a time when he has been working overtime to decide on the fate of the Indian cricket's domestic calendar, as the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is currently in the hospital after undergoing a successful angioplasty. 

What is Asian Cricket Council?

The Asian Cricket Council is Asia's regional cricket administrative body. It was established in 1983 to promote and develop cricket as a sport in Asia.

The regional body is subordinate to the International Cricket Council and currently comprises 24 member associations.

Asian Cricket Council: History

The Asian Cricket Council was formed initially as the Asian Cricket Conference in New Delhi, India, on September 19, 1983. 

The original members of the Asian Cricket Council included India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore.

The name was changed to Asian Cricket Council in 1995. 

The ACC headquarters was rotated biennially amongst the home countries of the President and Secretary till 2003. 

The current headquarters of the council is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which was officially opened on August 20, 2016.

Current Full-time members of Asian Cricket Council

No.

Country

ACC Membership

1. India 1983
2. Pakistan 1983
3. Sri Lanka 1983
4. Bangladesh 1983
5. Afghanistan 2003

 

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