The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) held its Annual Meeting in London this week. The meeting covered a range of global issues common to all professional cricketers around the world. The meeting was chaired by Executive Chairman Tony Irish, attended by the FICA Board, and a number of invited contributors including from the World Payers’ Association and Centre for Sport and Human Rights, and International Rugby Players.
Sanctioning of Events & Player Release
In light of recent developments cricket is in need of a regulatory framework which recognises all elements of the global game and which will be effective now and in the future. In establishing this framework,
Code of Conduct
FICA supports holistic measures to protect the spirit and integrity of the game.
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) responds to yesterday’s release of the men’s Future Tours Programme 2018 – 2023 (FTP).
“It is a positive that this FTP is structured to fit with the introduction of a nine team World Test Championship and a 13 team ODI League,” said FICA’s Executive Chairman, Tony Irish. “It is hoped that the World Test Championship and the ODI League will introduce much needed context into international cricket.”
“We think that the scheduling of the ODI League represents a significant step forward because it reflects that the global competition can only consist of three matches per series, which makes it simple for fans to follow and cuts out meaningless ODI matches. We continue however to urge the ICC to develop a clear pathway for smaller and associate countries to participate in this League.”
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) today released its Men’s Professional Cricket Global Employment Report 2017.
The Employment Report, covering the 2016/17 report period, is based on analysis of significant statistical data research, including quantitative and qualitative surveying of more than 300 current professional and international players from all nine FICA member countries.
The Employment Report is the first of its kind in cricket and follows FICA’s International Cricket Structural Review from 2016. The Employment Report focuses on the shifting employment landscape for players globally, as a key cause for, and effect of, change in the game, and also analyses player employment at individual country by country level across major cricketing countries and those with players’ associations.
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) welcomed two new member players’ associations at its Annual Meetings held at Lord’s and the Oval in London between 25 - 27 September. The meetings covered a wide range of issues that globally impact cricketers, both male and female, and the game around the world. The meeting was attended by FICA President, Vikram Solanki, its Board and various guests
FICA congratulates Ireland and Afghanistan on ICC full membership and urges the game to prioritise structural and competition format changes
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) today congratulated Ireland and Afghanistan on achieving full membership of the ICC and Mr Imran Khawaja on election as deputy chairman of the ICC Board, and responded to other reported outcomes of last week’s ICC meetings in London
ISSUES IN AUSTRALIA HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR A BETTER GLOBAL CRICKET STRUCTURE AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) today commented on the ongoing dispute in Australia in the context of the global cricket structure and players’ fundamental right to freedom of movement.
Former England International Vikram Solanki Appointed FICA President
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) today announced the appointment of former England international, Vikram Solanki as FICA President. Solanki represented England on more than 50 occasions between 2000 and 2007 and amassed almost 30,000 first class and List A runs during his professional career. He holds a law degree, is a current assistant coach of Surrey County Cricket Club and is a former Chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (UK). Solanki replaces Jimmy Adams as FICA President.
Former international captains Lisa Sthalekar and Graeme Smith were appointed as Independent Board Members of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) at the FICA annual meeting held in Cape Town between 10-12 October.
The Board held lengthy discussions on the significant issues around the structure of international cricket. The discussions were guided by FICA’s 2016 International Cricket Structural Review, player insights, player surveys and FICA’s ongoing dialogue with the ICC and the ICC Member Boards.
International cricket is faced with multiple choices and challenges.
Cricket derives the bulk of its income from international competition and therefore the 3500+ professional players, as well as administrators and employees in the game worldwide, rely on the economic engine-room that is international cricket for their livelihoods.
However, the international product is cluttered, lacking in context, confusing, unbalanced and frequently subject to change. It is time for Collective Thinking....