Jay Shah

Jay Amitbhai Shah is an Indian businessman and cricket administrator. He is the son of Amit Shah, Home Minister of India. He became the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary in 2019.[4] He is also the president of Asian Cricket Council.

Jay Shah
President of Asian Cricket Council
Assumed office
30 January 2021
Preceded byNazmul Hasan[1]
Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India
Assumed office
23 October 2019
PresidentSourav Ganguly
Personal details
Jay Amitbhai Shah[2][3]
Rishita Patel
(m. 2015)
FatherAmit Shah
EducationBachelor of Technology
Alma materNirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Businessman
  • Cricket administrator

Early lifeEdit

Jay Shah was born to politician Amit Shah of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Sonal Shah. He graduated from Nirma University with a B.Tech.[3] He underwent cricket training in Ahmedabad under Jayendra Sehgal."[5]


Shah worked as one of the directors of Temple Enterprise, a company which was founded in 2004 and involved in the trade of agricultural products. The company shuts its operations in October 2016. Shah owns 60 per cent stake in Kusum Finserve which was established in 2015.[3][6]

After serving as an executive board member of the Central Board of Cricket, Ahmedabad, starting 2009, Shah became the joint secretary of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) in September 2013.[7][8] During his tenure as joint secretary, he oversaw GCA's construction of the Narendra Modi Stadium, the world's largest cricket stadium, in Ahmedabad, along with his father Amit Shah who was GCA president at the time; the project was reportedly the brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the president of GCA before Amit Shah.[9][10][11]

Shah became a member of the finance and marketing committees of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2015.[12] He stepped down from the position of GCA joint secretary in September 2019.[13] The following month, he was elected as the secretary of BCCI for a one-and-a-half-year term and the youngest of the five office bearers.[8][14] In December 2019, the BCCI selected Shah as its representative for future CEC meetings of International Cricket Council.[15] In January 2021, Asian Cricket Council appointed Shah as President. [16]

Personal lifeEdit

In February 2015, Shah married Rishita Patel, a college friend, in a traditional Gujarati ceremony, which was attended by Narendra Modi along with many politicians and VIPs.[17][18]

Alleged defamation case against The WireEdit

Shah filed a criminal defamation case and a civil lawsuit of 100 crore against the editors of The Wire who, in an October 2017 article, reported that Shah's company's revenue increased 16,000 times one year after Narendra Modi became the Indian Prime Minister.[19] In 2018, the Gujarat High Court restored a gag order, earlier placed by a civil court, on the website, preventing it from publishing any content connecting Shah's businesses to Modi.[20] In August 2019, The Wire withdrew its appeal against the criminal defamation case and announced that it will stand trial, even as the Supreme Court bench remarked on certain points with respect to the article.[19]


  1. ^ https://www.aninews.in/news/sports/cricket/jay-shah-appointed-president-of-asian-cricket-council20210130180356
  2. ^ "Jay Amitbhai Shah vs Rohini Singh & Ors on 20 February, 2018". indiankanoon.org. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Singh, Rohini (8 October 2017). "The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah". The Wire. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ Acharya, Shayan. "Meet the new men at the BCCI". Sportstar.
  5. ^ "Amit Shah's son takes guard at BCCI". Ahmedabad Mirror. 9 April 2015. Archived from the original on 15 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  6. ^ Chatterjee, Manini (16 October 2017). "His father's son". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Narhari Amin back in team GCA, but Saheba knocked out". DNA India. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b Dikshit, Vishal (23 October 2019). "Meet the BCCI's new office bearers". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  9. ^ Patwardhan, Deepti (24 October 2019). "Assurance of not cutting corners over credibility". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  10. ^ "World's largest cricket stadium in Motera few months away from completion". The Times of India. 14 September 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  11. ^ Rao, K. Shriniwas (31 August 2019). "New Motera stadium is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, says Amit Shah". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  12. ^ Pandey, Devendra (7 April 2015). "N Srinivasan loses BCCI's control". The Indian Express. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  13. ^ Rao, K. Shriniwas (29 September 2019). "Amit Shah, son Jay, step down from Gujarat Cricket Association posts". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  14. ^ Acharya, Shayan (1 November 2019). "Meet the new men at the BCCI". Sportstar. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Jay Shah to represent BCCI at ICC CEC meeting". The Times of India. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Jay Shah appointed President of Asian Cricket Council". ANI News. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  17. ^ Bhan, Rohit (11 February 2015). "Wedding of Amit Shah's son feels Delhi chill". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Political bigwigs, corporate czars at engagement of Amit Shah's son". The Times of India. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Jay Shah defamation case: 'The Wire' withdraws its plea from Supreme Court, says will stand trial". Scroll.in. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Jay Shah defamation case: Gujarat High Court restores gag order on The Wire". Scroll.in. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2019.