BCCI Secretary Jay Shah might contest for ICC's Chairman position; can win unopposed

Now that his 2nd stint will be over in 2025 as BCCI's secretary, he can contest ICC's Chairman position.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary, Jay Shah, has recently become a pillar of Indian cricket. He has been to the stadiums to extend support and love to the players. Even after India lost the ODI World Cup in 2023, he was confident that India would win the T20 World Cup 2024, which happened.

Now that his 2nd stint will be over in 2025 as BCCI's secretary, he can contest ICC's Chairman position. While he can easily win the BCCI's President position, there's a clause by the Supreme Court of India that if anyone's term gets over, they'll have to wait for another three years to reapply.

Hence, in these three years, he can become the ICC's Chairman and return to BCCI as the President. While the speculations are abuzz, Jay Shah hasn't confirmed anything yet. As per reports, the elections are in November, and he hasn't applied for the position yet. He's reconsidering and might fill in at the last moment. 

Jay Shah's immense support for Team India

Jay Shah is probably the only person in the cricket world who stays in touch with the players on the ground. There have been several instances where the BCCI Secretary has taken a stand for the cricketers and supported them during severe backlashes. His confidence and support towards the team are one of the main reasons why the team has done so well in the T20 World Cup 2024 in Barbados.

He was the first person to say Rohit Sharma would win the trophy and hoist the Indian flag in Barbados right after the ODI World Cup. Months later, Rohit proved him right and did exactly what Jay Shah had anticipated. After his stint, the cricket team will definitely miss his presence on the ground after every important tournament. 

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