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Jay Shah Could Leave BCCI For ICC, Election for New Chairman in November


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The election for the next chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) will reportedly be held in November this year. The incumbent Greg Barclay has been at the helm for four years now but is eligible for another term.

However, there are speculations that BCCI secretary Jay Shah could throw his hat in the ring and should he do so and succeed, he will become the youngest ever to hold the post.

ICC will hold its annual conference in Colombo later in July but as per a report in Cricbuzz, the timeline for the election of next chairman could be formalised during at the meeting.

Shah has himself not commented on whether he wants to contest the elections but there are reports he wants to bring in changes in the way ICC functions especially after the controversy over the organisation of the recent T20 World Cup co-hosted by the USA and Caribbean islands.

The publication further reports that the ICC has amended the tenure of chairman. The new head of cricket’s global governing body will serve for a period of three years as opposed to two earlier but will can only be reelected once unlike twice before.

Shah has been involved in cricket administration since 2009 and has previously served as the joint secretary of Gujarat Cricket Association. He joined BCCI in 2015 and was elected board secretary in September 2019.

Recently, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar had praised Shah for the steps taken by the BCCI for the growth of cricket in India during his tenure.

“Many people criticize Jay Shah, focusing on his father’s political position rather than his contributions,” Gavaskar told India Today. “However, what Jay Shah has achieved—like bringing in the Women’s Premier League, ensuring equal pay for the Women’s team as the Men’s, increasing fees for IPL players, and significantly boosting incentives—is commendable. Unfortunately, some refuse to give him credit due to a political agenda.”

 

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3 hours ago, MumInd said:

lol....

 

this guy speaks worse english than 7/11 gas station employees...

 

like @Chaos and @Laaloo...

 

and he wants to head ICC?....

 

joke....

Jay shah did more for Indian cricket than recent bcci secretaries. Introduced wipl for woman, brought woman contract pay equality similar to men, paid more money to domestic men cricketers. English is just for communication talking English doesn’t mean one is intelligent or smart. Closed doors pretty sure most in bcci speak in hindhi as long as someone understands the game and improves it we shouldn’t complain. 

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2 minutes ago, gattaca said:

Jay shah did more for Indian cricket than recent bcci secretaries. Introduced wipl for woman, brought woman contract pay equality similar to men, paid more money to domestic men cricketers. English is just for communication talking English doesn’t mean one is intelligent or smart. Closed doors pretty sure most in bcci speak in hindhi as long as someone understands the game and improves it we shouldn’t complain. 

he got to his positon via nepotism...

 

not on merit....

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2 hours ago, gattaca said:

Jay shah did more for Indian cricket than recent bcci secretaries. Introduced wipl for woman, brought woman contract pay equality similar to men, paid more money to domestic men cricketers. English is just for communication talking English doesn’t mean one is intelligent or smart. Closed doors pretty sure most in bcci speak in hindhi as long as someone understands the game and improves it we shouldn’t complain. 

I think BCCI is such a juggernaut that those things were always going to happen and will continue to happen no matter who is at the helm. Once you have money and power you can do anything.

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5 hours ago, New guy said:

Which he would have never have won of he had been someone else's son (heck he would never be in a position to apply for that and participate in that election).

BCCI sectary post is always chosen based on elections results. It’s just the way the system is in India. Politicians had proxies in that post always. 

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