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  • FICA disappointed with Srinivasan elevation June 27, 2014

    Melbourne: The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) on Friday said it was disappointed with N Srinivasan's appointment to the post of ICC Chairman even as New Zealand Cricket Director Martin Snedden backed the controversial Indian administrator's elevation to the top job. FICA's outgoing President Paul Marsh said the world body...
  • No one in ICC has the courage to stand up against N Srinivasan: FICA chief May 30, 2014

    The COO of Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) Ian Smith reckons that no one in the ICC has the "courage to stand upto" BCCI president N Srinivasan and ECB chairman Giles Clarke as they cast a "very large shadow" over world cricket. In a very significant letter written to unrecognised...
  • It's critical to have independent anticorruption unit: FICA May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) chief Paul Marsh on Friday said it is important to have an independent integrity unit in place to oversee cricket because corruption is not limited to the actions of players on the field. In the wake of the development that ICC's ACSU will...
  • FICA wants Srinivasan to step aside from ICC functions April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations wants the under-fire N Srinivasan to stand aside from all ICC functions after being forced out as BCCI President owing to the IPL betting scandal. Srinivasan has been forced to step aside following the Supreme Court's direction that former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal...
  • International players' chief slams ICC reforms January 22, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket's most powerful players representative says planned reforms of world cricket will widen the gap between the sport's bigthree and smaller nations, undermining the competitiveness of the international game. Paul Marsh, head of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations which combines the player associations of seven of the International Cricket...
  • ICC disappointed at FICA's confrontational approach June 28, 2013

    The International Cricket Council has expressed "anger and disappointment" at FICA Executive Chairman Paul Marsh's allegations that no action had been taken for "six weeks" by the ICC on the issue of vote of player representatives. The ICC stated that senior executives and leading board members of cricket's governing body...
  • Paul Marsh replaces Tim May as FICA Executive Chief June 6, 2013

    Melbourne: The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) on Thursday unveiled a new leadership structure after the resignation of its longserving CEO Tim May by making Paul Marsh the Executive Chairman of the body. FICA President Jimmy Adams said Marsh was elected as Executive Chairman by Chief Executives of the individual...
  • South African cricketers pay tribute to Tim May June 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) has paid tribute to Tim May, who resigned as the chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) citing frustration at the global governing body amid allegations of corruption in the game and backroom politicking. "Tim has done a great job for...
  • Tim May quits as players' chief, slams ICC June 5, 2013

    Sydney: Tim May on Wednesday quit as head of cricket's international players' union after eight years, lashing out at the sport's powerbrokers and their alleged "threats, intimidation and backroom deals". May, who was last month controversially ousted from an International Cricket Council players' committee amid allegations of pressure from India, said...
  • Pakistan backs BCCI on Siva's ICC appointment May 17, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan has supported the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) in the controversial appointment of L Sivaramakrishnan as a player's representative in the ICC, saying that it voted against incumbent Tim May due to its own disliking for the Australian. An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the PCB voted...
  • Sivaramakrishnan probe nixed, India to play Champions Trophy May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy will receive a grand farewell after all with the perceived threat of a pullout by the game's most powerful cricket board, and in effect the 50over world champions, having dissipated. Hardpressed for promotion in what is its final run, the ICC Champions Trophy...
  • May won't seek reelection, but will give evidence if needed May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: While the Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA) has called for a probe by the ICC into the election of Laxman Sivaramakrishnan to the cricket committee, its chief executive Tim May has spelt out he will not seek reelection even if the voting and election process is found...
  • May asks ICC to 'stand up to the cancer of standover tactics' May 9, 2013

    Sydney: Removed from an ICC committee following allegations of pressure from India, Tim May has said it was time someone "stood up to the cancer of standover tactics" that defines cricket's governing body. May was replaced on the ICC cricket committee by the former India legspinner, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who is employed...
  • Sri Lanka officials worried over players' safety in IPL March 20, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials on Wednesday raised concerns over the safety of its national players who are to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament next month following the recent spate of attacks against Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu. The Sri Lanka Cricket Players' Association (SLCPA)...
  • Shahid Afridi urges world to end Pakistan isolation February 1, 2013

    Karachi: Allrounder Shahid Afridi has made an emotional appeal to the cricketing world to end Pakistan's fouryear isolation over terror attacks. No international cricket has been played in Pakistan, which suffers near daily Taliban and AlQaedalinked violence, since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in March 2009, killing eight Pakistanis...
  • PSL organizer confident about T20 league January 23, 2013

    Islamabad: The organizers of Pakistan's first Twenty20 league said on Tuesday they are confident of attracting top international cricketers despite the global players' union FICA raising security concerns. Haroon Lorgat, an adviser to the Pakistan Super League, told reporters in Lahore that FICA's doubts over security in Pakistan "doesn't help the...
  • FICA forbids cricketers to play in Pakistan T20 League January 23, 2013

    London: Cricket's world players union has told its members to avoid the new Twenty20 Super League in Pakistan, due to start in March, on security grounds. Tim May, chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA), told the BBC on Tuesday: "I think you'll find the majority of...
  • 'IPL sidelined FICA in players' salary issue' August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA) chief executive, Tim May, has said that the IPL has sidelined FICA and reduced it to an advisory role in the current payment dispute between Royal Challengers Bangalore and some of its players. May termed it as "frustrating" that the Royal Challengers Bangalore...
  • FICA backs legal action against BCB July 12, 2012

    Melbourne: The Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA) has said it would support the legal action if the players who have not been paid for playing in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), decide to proceed against the franchises and the country's board. Announcing this, FICA chief executive Tim May said...
  • Unpaid players asked to skip BPL July 11, 2012

    The inaugural franchisebased Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh was held in February and attracted top international cricketers, including former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and flamboyant West Indies opener Chris Gayle. According to a Federation of International Cricketers' Association(FICA) statement, at least 12 overseas players were yet to receive their full payments amounting...
  • ICC to resolve contract row between WICB and WIPA June 9, 2012

    St John's: The ICC has decided to step in and sort out the longstanding contract dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and its players' association. Meetings have been scheduled between the ICC and FICA (Federation of International Cricketers' Associations) from June 10 to 13 in Barbados, where they will act...
  • FICA takes legal route over BPL payments June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The continued failure of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchises to clear the dues of players who took part in the Twenty20 league could hurt the board chief Mustafa Kamal's ambitions of becoming the next ICC president. Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has...
  • FICA objects to Bangladesh touring Pakistan April 19, 2012

    Melbourne: The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) has described Bangladesh's decision to tour Pakistan for an ODI and a Twenty20 match as "chaotic and contradictory", saying players' safety should not be put at risk to "enhance someone's political or other aspirations". Bangladesh, in the last week of April, would be...
  • PCB asks FICA to send security delegation March 11, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has urged the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) to send a security delegation to Pakistan to explore ground realities before trying to enforce their rigid views on the Board and other cricket playing nations. "To us it is strange that FICA can make a...
  • Pakistan still unsafe to tour: FICA chief March 3, 2012

    Mumbai: As the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying to bring back international cricket in its country and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials are about to leave for Pakistan to oversee the security arrangements for the proposed tour in April, the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) believes that...
  • Concerned about plight of Pune players: FICA February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) CEO Tim May has expressed concern for the players of the IPL franchise Pune Warriors who have been left with no team to play for after the withdrawal of their owner Sahara India last week. The former Australian cricketer said "plenty" of players...
  • Security still an issue, but Modi says IPL on March 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner and Chairman Lalit Modi on Tuesday announced that the Twenty20 championship will start from April 10 with a slight change in schedule. Modi made the announcement at the official launch of the second season of the Twenty20 championship in Mumbai but completely sidelined the seriousness...