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| On Jul 23, 2022 11:41 AM IST

Jay Shah Wife, Age, Father, BCCI, Career, Biography

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Jay Shah is a well-known figure in the field of cricket. While most of you would be aware that he is the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), there is more to know about the top BCCI official and his background before he made it to the top management level in Indian cricket.

Age 33
Wife Rishita Patel
Profession Businessman and Cricket Administrator (Secretary BCCI)
Instagram jayshah220988

Jay Shah is the son of Amit Shah, India’s Minister of Home Affairs. Jay has been into business and cricket administration for a long time now. Born on 28 September 1988, he completed his B. Tech from Nirma University. Not many know that he also underwent cricket training in Ahmedabad under former Gujarat team coach Jayendra Sehgal as he aspired to become a cricketer in his younger days.

He joined his family business after completing his graduation around 2003. Shah worked as a stockbroker before he got himself into politics and cricket administration. His first establishment as a businessman was a trading company named Temple Enterprises that he incorporated in 2004. He also owns a 60% share in Kusum Finserve, which is a stock trading and marketing consultancy firm.

Jay Shah Wife

Jay Shah is married to Rishita Patel who was his college girlfriend. The duo, clearly, were together for a long time before they tied the knot in February 2015. Rishita is the daughter of Gunwant Patel, a well-known builder. Their wedding was attended by Prime Minister Narednra Modi and several other highly ranked public officials as well.

Profession

While Jay Shah started out as a business man in the professional world, he is now into cricket administration, as most of you would be aware of. His first administrative stint dates back to 2009, where he served as an executive board member of the Central Cricket Board in Ahmedabad. He later went on to become the joint secretary of the Gujarat Cricket Association in 2013.

Jay Shah’s first appearance in the BCCI came as a member of the finance and marketing committees in 2015. Four years down the line in September 2019, he assumed office after being elected as the secretary of BCCI, also becoming the youngest office bearer. Reaching further heights, Shah was appointed as the President of the Asian Cricket Council in January 2021. He also became the youngest ever to hold the position of ACC president, making long strides in his career as a cricket administrator. 

 

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