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.

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  • FICA established by PCA and ACA
  • FICA International Player of the Year/Hall of Fame Awards established
  • Barry Richards appointed as FICA’s inaugural President


  • FICA commences dialogue with the ICC


  • FICA coordinates the basis on which player rights and IP could be on-sold in relation to ICC events
  • Other players’ associations join FICA


  • FICA formally recognised by the ICC


  • Tim May appointed as FICA’s first full time CEO
  • FICA World XI formed for Tsunami relief game to replace cancelled Sri Lankan tour of New Zealand


  • FICA negotiates player terms for ICC events (2007-2015)


  • Jimmy Adams succeeds Barry Richards as FICA President


  • FICA joins UniSport Pro (now World Players’ Association) as one of its founder organisations alongside IRPA, FIFPRO, NFLPA, EU Athletes


  • Paul Marsh appointed Executive Chairman


  • Tony Irish succeeds Paul Marsh as FICA Executive Chairman


  • FICA negotiates player terms for ICC events (2015-2023)
  • FICA publishes Guiding Principles
  • FICA publishes inaugural Player Health, Safety and Security Overview Report
  • FICA commences representation of women’s cricketers


  • FICA publishes inaugural International Cricket Structural Review
  • Former internationals Lisa Sthalekar and Graeme Smith appointed as  first independent Board Members


  • Vikram Solanki succeeds Jimmy Adams as FICA President
  • Irish Cricketers’ Association formed and recognised as a FICA member
  • Scottish Cricketers’ Association formed and recognised as a FICA member
  • FICA successfully challenges the unauthorised use of player commercial rights at global level


  • FICA publishes inaugural Global Employment Reports
  • FICA launches men’s and women’s T20 Player Indexes in partnership with Cricket Archive
  • FICA establishes men’s and women’s Player Advisory Groups


  • FICA establishes Global Player Welfare & Education Platforms


  • Tom Moffat appointed as FICA CEO
  • FICA publishes updated Principles and commences new Strategy period
  • Heath Mills succeeds Tony Irish as FICA Executive Chairman
  • Dutch Cricketers’ Association formed and recognised as a FICA Member


  • FICA establishes FICA Global Player Rights Ltd and FICA Global Player Commercial Program


  • Lisa Sthalekar succeeds Vikram Solanki as FICA President
  • Sana Mir, former Pakistan Captain, is appointed as an independent Board Member of FICA


  • US Cricketers’ Association formed and recognised as a FICA member with observer status
  • Namibian, Zimbabwean and Canadian players join FICA’ Global Player Commercial Program
  • FICA announces historic partnership with Winners Alliance to protect and optimise global player commercial rights
Office Bearers
Lisa Sthalekar – President

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.

Heath Mills

Executive Chairman

Tom Moffat

Chief Executive

Ken Godsman


Andrew Breetzke

South Africa

Cecilia Joyce


Debabrata Paul


Paul van Meekeren

The Netherlands

Rob Lynch

England & Wales

Sana Mir


Todd Greenberg


Tony Irish


Wavell Hinds

West Indies


World Players Association

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.

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FICA Player Advisory Groups

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.

Player Advisory Group
Alyssa Healy


Chris Woakes


Corey Anderson


Craig Ervine


Faf du Plessis

South Africa

Gerhard Erasmus


Hayley Matthews

West Indies

Heather Knight


Heather Siegers


Imrul Kayes


Jahanara Alam


Jason Holder

West Indies

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka

Laura Delany


Laura Wolvaardt

South Africa

Lorcan Tucker


Matthew Cross


Pat Cummins


Priyanaz Chatterji


Scott Edwards

The Netherlands

Sophie Devine

New Zealand

Tim Southee

New Zealand

Daniel Vettori

ICC Cricket Committee Rep

Lisa Sthalekar

ICC Cricket Committee Rep

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