Federation of International Cricketers' Associations

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The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) is an organisation that co-ordinates the activities of all the national players’ associations that represent professional cricketers. Founded in 1998, FICA serves as the voice of the players within international cricket as it has a representative on the International Cricket Council's Cricketing "Playing" Committee, although its relationship with the ICC has not always been harmonious.[1]


The stated objectives of FICA are:[2]

  • To promote the establishment of professional cricketers’ associations in countries where none currently exist.
  • To develop communication between these associations across the world, encouraging contact between them so that they speak with one voice on matters affecting cricket.
  • To ensure that individual associations are recognised by their domestic governing bodies and the ICC.
  • Through their local governing bodies, cricketers should have an input to all decisions affecting the professional game.
  • To protect the commercial interests of members of FICA.
  • To assist individual associations to raise finance to ensure the development of projects which benefit their members, present and past.

Tim May[edit]

In June 2013, the first chief executive of FICA, Tim May, stepped down citing a lack of willingness in the International Cricket Council to bring in governance changes to tackle 'corruption and malpractice' within professional cricket.[3]

Current officers[edit]

Name Nationality
Jimmy Adams  West Indies
Executive Chairman & Treasurer
Paul Marsh  Australia
Tony Irish  South Africa
Chief Operating Officer
Ian Smith  New Zealand
General Committee
Ken De Alwis  Sri Lanka
Michael Hall[disambiguation needed]  West Indies
Heath Mills  New Zealand
Debabrata Paul  Bangladesh
Angus Porter  England


  1. ^ Cricinfo: ICC accused of "deliberate attempt to dilute player representation". Retrieved 26 September 2007.
  2. ^ The PCA: FICA. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
  3. ^ Frustrated Tim May quits FICA from ESPNcricinfo retrieved 5 June 2013

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