Jay Shah has been appointed president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) for a third term.
He was proposed by Shammi Silva, President of Sri Lanka Cricket. During the heated parliamentary debate, it was revealed that Shammi Silva was very much backed by Jay Shah, and later President Wickramasgha apologized to Sha by phone.
Jay Shah’s term as president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) was unanimously extended by one year at its annual general meeting on Wednesday.
Shah’s extension was proposed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva for the second time and the nomination was unanimously backed by all the members of the ACC.
Shah is now the youngest administrator to be re-appointed as the ACC president.
He has been credited for organizing the Asia Cup in the T20 format in 2022 and in ODI format in 2023, showcasing Asia’s capability to host premier cricket events.
Sri Lanka Cricket, President, Mr Shammi Silva, said: “Jay has played a pivotal role in steering the ACC towards significant progress in promoting and developing cricket across the Asian region.” Under Mr. Shah’s guidance, the ACC has been instrumental in unearthing and promoting new talent in cricketing powerhouses like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.”