Jay Shah, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary and also the head of the Asia Cricket Council, wants to develop cricket in the African region. The project was eventually started in 2005 by Late Jagmohan Dalmiya but was not a great success and ended in 2009.
Bringing forward his vision for the game’s growth and development, Shah has launched an ambitious strategy aimed at taking the game worldwide by opening up new channels of distribution. Now Jay shah wants that project to revive and popularise and increase the quality of cricket in the African nation.
Basically, this project will give proper facilities and qualified coaches to young players of the country starting from under 16 levels to under 23 levels. Also giving them enough game time to make them compete against high-level teams.
This Afro Asian project aims to help the African cricket association which has 47 teams with them. The project will help the board technically financially and commercially. Asia has been the biggest hub for cricket and Jay shah wants the same for the African nations.
African countries have the potential to compete at the highest level some of the African countries are competing at the highest level for quite a time now South Africa and Zimbabwe are the example of the same. CAC (Council of African Cricket) was founded in 1997 with just having 22 members.
The headquarters of the same is in South Africa. South Africa and Zimbabwe are the only countries that have their own independent cricket boards rest countries are governed by CAC. Jay Shah and the wellwishers of cricket would want that this project brings more fans and fantastic players into the sport and also bring more competition at the world level.