Jay Shah says he should build on the work of the Asian Cricket Council in Age-Group, Women’s Cricket

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BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, who was elected Chair of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday, said the organization has pioneered women’s and age group cricket and should continue. Shah has taken over from Chief Nazmul Hussain, the previous ACC chief of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The 32-year-old thanked colleagues from the BCCI for their nomination and said it was an honor.

Shaped with a view to organizing, developing and promoting the sport in the region, the ACC has steadily grown in status. The ACC continues to foster healthy rivalry between some of the biggest cricket-playing nations, while also digging deeper into the smaller sport We must remain committed to this cause and ensure that there is an overall development in the region, ”said Shah in an official BCCI release.

“The pandemic has posed enormous challenges, but history has shown that innovation often arises in times of adversity and we need to adapt and innovate to stay ahead. Although I have found most boards have restarted their cricket operations with their senior team, the challenge continues with women’s cricket and age group cricket. The ACC has pioneered both women’s and age group cricket with the multiple tournaments it hosts throughout the year and we need to build on that, “he added. to it.

The ACC is Asia’s regional governing body and currently consists of 24 member associations. With BCCI President Sourav Ganguly currently in hospital after undergoing a successful angioplasty, Jay has been working overtime to decide the fate of the domestic calendar in Indian cricket.

On Friday evening, he informed state associations that, after successfully hosting the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, the BCCI will now host the Vinoo Mankad Trophy – U19 limited-overs tournament – along with Vijay Hazare and senior women one-day events. .

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also congratulated Shah.

“I congratulate Jay Shah on his appointment as the new ACC president. We have worked closely together 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 turn the game around. Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and the northeastern states in setting up the cricket infrastructure and setting up the ecosystem. It’s definitely a challenging phase, but I am confident he will successfully face the challenges of the virus. The BCCI will all the help and will play a huge role in rebuilding and restructuring the cricket business in Asia, ”said Ganguly.

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