New FICA chief says players not properly represented on ICC cricket committee

Tony Irish, the new FICA (Federation of International Cricketers’ Association) chief has claimed that the players are not properly represented at the Anil Kumble-led International Cricket Council cricket committee.

1800x362“Due to the voting process there is still a problem with the fact that players are not properly represented on the ICC cricket committee,” says Irish. “There is no one currently on that committee who routinely obtains feedback from players across the full member countries on the actual issues dealt with at the meetings.”

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and India’s Laxman Sivaramakrishnan are the representatives of current players at the cricket committee. The Indian cricket board was alleged to have had manipulated the process last year and regular member Tim May was replaced by Sivaramakrishnan.
The FICA is likely to form the advisory board soon. The players from India and Pakistan may not be on this advisory list.
“There are no players from India or Pakistan on the FICA Board as these countries don’t have players associations,” Irish added. “Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are members of FICA and now Zimbabwe are a new players association and they attended FICA for the first time in the AGM last week”, he added.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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