Federation of International Cricketers' Associations
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.
The stated objectives of FICA are:
- 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.
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.
|Tony Irish||South Africa|
|Chief Operating Officer|
|Ian Smith||New Zealand|
|Ken De Alwis||Sri Lanka|
|Wavell Hinds||West Indies|
|Heath Mills||New Zealand|
- Cricinfo: ICC accused of "deliberate attempt to dilute player representation". Retrieved 26 September 2007.
- The PCA: FICA. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
- Frustrated Tim May quits FICA from ESPNcricinfo retrieved 5 June 2013
- "Governance". FICA.com. The Federation of International Cricketers. Retrieved 16 February 2015.