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Jay Shah named BCCI’s representative at ICC CEC meeting

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was earlier in charge of the meetings.

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah
Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to set to represent the board in the future meetings of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executive committee. The decision to appoint Shah was taken on Sunday, December 1. Rahul Johri, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BCCI, represented the BCCI in the earlier meetings.

Shah’ who’s in his early 30s, became the BCCI secretary even as Sourav Ganguly was given the charge the BCCI president on October 23. Shah was named the BCCI’s representative for the ICC meet during the board’s 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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The date and venue of the next ICC meeting is yet to be decided though. “Whenever the meeting takes place, Jay will go,” a top BCCI official was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).

Shah has been in cricket administration since 2017

BCCI CEO Johri was in the charge of the meetings when the now defunct Committee of Administration (CoA) used to handle the board’s administrative work. As far as Shah is concerned, he has been a part of cricket administration for quite a few years now. Shah, also the son of union home minister Amit Shah, has been the joint secretary of the Gujarat Cricket Association since 2013.

However, since the Lodha recommendations came into effect, he didn’t go for re-election as the secretary of the Gujarat cricket association. Shah has been keeping a pretty low profile ever since he was appointed as BCCI’s secretary. According to sources, Shah is someone, who doesn’t speak a whole lot and rather is a good listener.

Coming to the BCCI AGM, Shah has put forth modifications to six key clauses of the new BCCI constitution while issuing the notice for the AGM. The BCCI now needs to place the amendments to the Supreme Court in order to make them effective and legal.

Explanatory notes have also been given for the benefits of 38 members in the agenda notice. The BCCI also feels that it’s not practical to seek the Supreme Court’s approval for every amendment. Changes in the cooling period of the office bearers were also sought.

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