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BCCI secretary Jay Shah visits NFL headquarters in New York

Updated on: 11 June,2024 06:59 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Jay Shah is currently in the United States for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. The initiative of organizing the T20 World Cup 2024 in the Americas is to promote cricket beyond its boundaries

BCCI secretary Jay Shah visits NFL headquarters in New York

Jay Shah with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

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Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah in New York visited the National Football League headquarters with the BCCI saying the move was aimed at "fostering international sporting collaborations."


Jay Shah is currently in the United States for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. The initiative of organizing the T20 World Cup 2024 in the Americas is to promote cricket beyond its boundaries. During the visit, Shah held productive discussions with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his team, focusing on sharing best practices, exchanging innovative ideas, and enhancing fan engagement and experiences.


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The Indian Premier League organized by the BCCI has now become the world's second-richest sports league and is behind USA's National Football League.

Since, its inaugural season back in the year 2008, the Indian Premier League and T20 cricket has seen overall growth. Many countries around the globe have launched their own T20 leagues.

Shah presented a customised helmet adorned with the BCCI logo and a Team India jersey to Commissioner Goodell. In a gesture symbolizing the collaboration, Shah received a trademark NFL ball in return.

The exchange underscores the deepening relationship and shared vision between cricket and American Football, two of the world's most popular sports.

According to the Board of Control for Cricket, the exchange underscores the deepening relationship and shared vision between cricket and American Football, two of the world's most popular sports.

"This historic interaction between the BCCI and the NFL paves the way for innovative ideas and opportunities, marking a significant milestone in the cross-cultural sporting dialogue between India and the United States," the BCCI said in conclusion.

(With PTI Inputs)

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