The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) holds the distinction of being the wealthiest cricket organization globally.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) confers a significant financial benefit to the BCCI, providing the highest share of revenue distribution.
Annually, the BCCI garners profits amounting to thousands of crores primarily from the Indian Premier League (IPL). Jai Shah has made history by receiving the Sports Business Leader of the Year 2023 award.
CONGRATULATIONS to BCCI 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!
The BCCI announced on social media that this honor marks the first of its kind for any individual in Indian sports administration. His actions have profoundly transformed the game.
Jai Shah’s leadership has made a lasting impact in the world of cricket by elevating the Men’s World Cup, establishing pay parity, and pioneering the inclusion of cricket in the Women’s Premier League and potentially the Olympics.
India recently hosted the ODI World Cup. Whether it was the hospitality extended to the visiting teams or the tournament management, it garnered attention worldwide.
Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the board ensured the event’s smooth execution within a biosecure bubble, preventing any disruptions.
In the final of the World Cup, the Indian team lost to Australia. Jai Shah then wrote a post to boost Team India’s morale. He mentioned that although the Indian team fell short of victory against Australia in the World Cup final, their journey was inspirational.
Each match played by the Indian team showcased the unwavering spirit, determination, and skill. Winning all 10 matches until the final round highlighted the true essence of cricket – a game as beautiful as it is unpredictable. The entire country stands behind these players.