FICA Establishes Player Advisory Committees

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) today announced the establishment of its men’s and women’s Player Advisory Committees.

The committees, comprised predominantly of current senior international players nominated by their home players’ association, complement FICA’s ongoing program of structured engagement with its member players’ associations and players around the world, to ensure it is accurately representing collective player views and interests at the global level.

The committees will each hold a structured annual meeting via tele-conference and will also engage informally on a regular basis throughout the year. They will focus on both cricketing and employment related issues that affect players globally.

The committees will play a part in ensuring that players have a strong and unified voice on important issues at the top of the game.

The FICA Player Advisory Committees are:

Men’s  

Ross Taylor (New Zealand)         

Jason Holder (West Indies)

William Porterfield (Ireland)       

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)    

Aaron Finch (Australia) 

JP Duminy (South Africa)             

Kyle Coetzer (Scotland)

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)    

Vikram Solanki (FICA President – England)           

Graeme Smith (FICA Independent Board Member – South Africa)            

Tom Moffat (FICA Chief Operating Officer)         

 

Women’s

Heather Knight (England)

Hayley Matthews (West Indies)

Alyssa Healy (Australia)

Dane Van Niekerk (South Africa)

Amy Satterthwaite (New Zealand)

Mary Waldron (Ireland)

Lisa Sthalekar (FICA Independent Board Member – Australia)

Tom Moffat (FICA Chief Operating Officer)

Commenting on the formation of the Player Advisory Committees:

Ross Taylor said:
“It’s important that player views are heard and contribute to the future of the game. Through FICA and our players’ associations, we want to continue to lead some thinking on important areas in the game and the formation of these committees is a great step for players collectively around the world.”

Dane Van Niekerk said:
“The committees are a great initiative and part of making sure that the players’ views contribute to decisions in the game.”

Lisa Sthalekar said:
“The women’s game is going from strength to strength and the players are a big part of that. It is essential the players collectively have a strong voice and are fairly and professionally represented as the game develops. I am looking forward to working with the committee as FICA continues to evolve its important role.”

Jason Holder said:
“This is a big part of ensuring player issues are discussed and genuinely represented globally and I’m looking forward to being involved.”

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