BCCI Secretary Jay Shah who was on Saturday elected President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), mentioned that the organisation has achieved pioneering work within the ladies’s and age-group cricket and it must be continued additional. Shah has taken over from Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) chief Nazmul Hussain, the earlier chief of the ACC. The 32-year outdated thanked colleagues on the BCCI for nominating him and mentioned it was an honour.
“Formed with a view to organize, develop and promote the sport in the region, the ACC has steadily grown in stature. 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,” mentioned Shah in an official BCCI launch.
“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. 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,” he added.
The ACC is Asia’s regional administrative physique and it at the moment consists of 24 member associations. With BCCI President Sourav Ganguly at the moment in hospital after present process a profitable angioplasty, Jay has been working additional time to determine on the destiny of the home calendar in Indian cricket.
On Friday evening, he knowledgeable the state associations that after efficiently organising the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 event, the BCCI is now set to host the Vinoo Mankad Trophy — U19 limited-overs event — together with Vijay Hazare and senior ladies’s one-dayers.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly additionally prolonged his congratulations to Shah.
“I congratulate 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. I have personally experienced the zeal with which he worked to bring a turnaround in Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, and North-eastern states 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 of the cricketing activities in Asia,” mentioned Ganguly.
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