In a significant development in the world of cricket administration, Jay Shah, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is reportedly preparing to step down from his role as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to contest for the prestigious post of Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in November.
The current ICC Chairman is Greg Barclay from New Zealand, who has been in office since November 2020. If Jay Shah is elected to the position, he would follow in the footsteps of N Srinivasan and Shashank Manohar to become the third Indian to hold this influential position in international cricket governance.
The ICC Chairman holds a crucial role in shaping the policies and decisions of the ICC, which is the global governing body for cricket. The chairman’s responsibilities include overseeing the administration of the sport, representing the ICC in international forums, and working towards the development and growth of cricket worldwide.
Jay Shah’s potential candidacy for the ICC Chairman post has garnered attention due to India’s significant influence in global cricket. With India being one of the powerhouse cricketing nations, the election of Jay Shah could further strengthen India’s position in the ICC and its ability to shape the future of the sport.
This development comes at a time when cricket is undergoing significant changes, both on and off the field. The ICC has been working on various initiatives to expand the reach of the sport, enhance the quality of competitions, and address issues related to governance and integrity.
As Jay Shah prepares for a possible candidacy for the ICC Chairman post, the cricketing world awaits further developments in this story, which could have far-reaching implications for the future of international cricket.