The Indian Cricket Board secretary Jay Shah who is also the President of the Asian Cricket Council is expected to resign from the latter in order to contest for the position of the Apex Governing Council Chairman in November. If he gets elected, then he will be the third Indian to become the Chairman of the Apex Governing Council after N Srinivasan and Shashank Manohar.
Recently Jay Shah was awarded the Sports Business Leader of the Year Award at the CII Sports Business Awards 2023. The Indian Cricket Board posted on its social media handle about the news. They tweeted on X: “CONGRATULATIONS to the Indian Cricket Board Honorary Secretary @JayShah on being awarded the Sports Business Leader of the Year Award at the @FollowCII Sports Business Awards 2023. A first for any leader in Indian Sports administration, this recognition is truly deserved!”
“His leadership has left an indelible mark on Cricket worldwide— spearheading the ODI World Cup to new heights, championing inclusivity with significant strides in pay parity and the creation of the Women’s Premier League, steering the inclusion of Cricket at the Olympics, and many more groundbreaking initiatives that have changed the game forever.”
Jay Shah's tenure as the Secretary of the Indian Cricket Board has been a commendable one so far where he has achieved some ground-breaking results in the past year which has not only taken Indian cricket in the right direction but also elevated the position of cricket as a global sport in the world.
Jay Shah’s major accomplishments
Cricket is booming, and much of the credit goes to Jay Shah's leadership. The recent World Cup under Shah's watch smashed attendance records, showing cricket's global passion. It also cemented India as a cricketing powerhouse. Jay Shah championed equal pay for male and female cricketers, a huge step for fairness and inclusivity in Indian sports. It recognizes the dedication of women athletes and empowers them to shine.
He spearheaded a brand-new Women's Premier League, giving female cricketers a long-awaited platform to showcase their talent. This closes the gender gap and shows India's commitment to nurturing cricket greatness across all levels. As a key figure in the Apex Cricket Council Olympics Working Group, Shah played a crucial role in bringing cricket to the Olympics. This expands the sport's global reach and introduces it to a whole new audience.
Shah's leadership has not only transformed Indian cricket but also pushed the sport forward globally. His dedication to fairness, inclusivity, and growth has created a brighter future for cricket players and fans alike.
Cricket fans reacted to the news of news of Jay Shah standing for the position of the Apex Governing Council’s next chairman. Here are some of the reactions by fans on X:
Ab banegi real script World Cup ki— Div🦁 (@div_yumm) January 30, 2024
Ab pakistani or royenge ICC = BCCI🤣🤣— 𝐊𝐨𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭!𝟎𝐧_👑🚩 (@bholination) January 30, 2024
Cricket is all about Indians now.
2025 champions trophy Pakistan mein nhi hoga...itna to confirm ho gaya 🤣🤣— Jeet अभी (@humanvirtuous) January 30, 2024
Indian cricket council ✅— KRISHNA (@KrishnaVK_18) January 30, 2024
International cricket council ❌
Ohh man means ICC Trophies are going to be too much nail biter 😍— ANKIT (@IAnkitSRK) January 30, 2024
Sending my condolences to Pakistan with all my followers.— Vipin Tiwari (@Vipintiwari952_) January 30, 2024
Jisko bat pakadna nhi aata woh ICC sambhalega 🔥🔥🔥— Kohlified. (@123perthclassic) January 30, 2024