FICA is the world players’ body in cricket.
Established in 1998, FICA is a democratic player-driven organisation that brings together the world’s ‘organised’ professional cricketers under an international body which focuses on matters that affect the players collectively, and the global game. Players who are members of a FICA member association are, by extension, also guaranteed the support of the other players’ associations in other countries. We care about:
Players: Serving players’ collective interests globally
The Game: Positively influencing the direction of the global game
Players’ Associations: Strengthening and growing
FICA, guided by its Principles, maintains a global view and works to represent the collective views and opinions of all professional players affiliated to it. Its responsibility is not to players in any particular country or region but to the collective of the majority of the worlds’ professional cricketers which it represents. Even in countries where players’ associations do not exist, the players benefit from the work FICA does.
FICA exists for players and we are player- centric in everything we do. We work hard to be respected and valued by all players, our member associations, and cricket’s other key stakeholders. We believe in both inclusivity and diversity. We care about the game and strive to be thought-leaders by being knowledgeable, positive and proactive across all our activities.
Lisa is a former Australian player who captained her country, having made 187 international appearances for Australia. She amassed almost 4,000 international runs and more than 200 international wickets. Lisa is a member of both the Cricket Australia and ICC Hall’s of Fame. Lisa has done significant work promoting the development of the game and player interests in various roles, including as a former Independent Director of FICA and on the Australian Cricketers’ Association Executive. Since finishing her playing career she has forged a career as a broadcaster, and is also the current player nominated representative on the ICC Women’s Committee.
FICA is a founding member of The World Players Association (WPA). WPA brings together 85,000 players across professional sport through more than 100 players’ associations in over 60 countries.
Major player associations belonging to World Players include:
• FIFPro, the world football players’ union
• Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA)
• International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA)
• European Elite Athletes’ Association (EU Athletes)
• National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)
• National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA)
• National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)
• Japanese Professional Baseball Players Association (JPBPA)
• Australian Athletes’ Alliance (AAA).
The vision of World Players is: “To champion the dignity of the player and the humanity of sport.”
In the pursuit of this vision World Players has a three-part goal: First, the human rights of everyone involved in the delivery of sport must be protected, respected and, where needed, upheld. Second, the same must be true for the players. Third, the impact of sport must be positive, including in sporting, economic, environmental and cultural terms.
The FICA Player Advisory Groups, 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 PAG's focus on both cricketing and employment related issues that affect players globally.