player associations


fica's role

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) was established in 1998 to coordinate the activities of all national players' associations. These protect the interests of professional cricketers throughout the world.

FICA aims to bring together all of the world's cricketers, regardless of nationality, religion, political persuasion or race under an international body which focuses on matters that directly or indirectly affect players. FICA members total 70% of the full member countries. However, ts representations and benefits are extended to all players, whether from FICA countries or not

FICA's member associations are:

  • Australian Cricketers Association

  • Professional Cricketers Association (England)

  • New Zealand Cricket Players Association

  • South African Cricketers Association

  • Sri Lankan Cricketers Association

  • West Indies Players Association

  • Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh 

FICA logo

Visit the FICA website

Click here for the member player associations of FICA.


View the 2015 FICA Principles





  • To present the collective voice of international cricketers and their interests to the game's controlling body, the ICC or other related parties (IPL etc.)

  • To promote and protect the interests of all and any of its Members.

  • To improve the economic or social conditions of past and present cricketers.

  • To assist in the eradication of corruption from all levels of cricket.

  • To uphold the core values of the game.

  • To assist in dispute resolution between members and its constituents.





FICA has set out six guiding principles, which guide its direction and activities. These are:-

1. Representation: All professional cricketers have the right to collective representation at both ICC and country board levels and to have their individual rights protected by fair process and the representative of their choice. All professional cricketers have the right to voice their opinions and to contribute to decision-making in the game on matters that fundamentally or materially affect their employment.

2. Integrity: All stakeholders, employees and players in the game must act ith integrity, upholding the values and traditions of cricket. External threats from doping, corruption and match-fixing must be combatted professionally and appropriately.

3. Employment Rights: Every professional cricketer has the right to pursue a career based on merit and free from any discrimination or harassment. Very professional cricketer has the right to work under the protection of the law in just and favourable conditions of work, including a safe and healthy working environment.

4. Wellbeing, Education and Career Transition: Cricket should provide a working environment and resources that protect a cricketer’s welfare and his or her physical, mental and social wellbeing as well as promoting personal growth and sporting excellence.

5. International Cricket Structure: International cricket should be structured to deliver the best sporting competition with the best players available to play for their national sides when selected. The structure should provide a clear narrative to the cricketing public, appropriate playing opportunities for all teams, and a clear progress pathway for developing countries.

6. Good Governance: Cricket should be administered in line with universally accepted principles of good governance, which not only lead to sporting and commercial success, but which are ethical, transparent and accountable, and free from corruption and mismanagement.

See the FICA Principles document for more information.





FICA's policy and direction is determined by its Board, which includes the FICA President, FICA Chief Operating Officer and one representative of each of its member associations. The Board's members are:

  • President - Jimmy Adams
  • Executive Chairman Tony Irish (South Africa)
  • COO – Ian Smith
  • Treasurer – Angus Porter (England)
  • Heath Mills ( New Zealand)
  • Alistair Nicholson (Australia)
  • Wavell Hinds ( West Indies)
  • Ken De Alwis ( Sri Lanka)
  • Debabrata Paul ( Bangladesh)

Chief Operating Officer: Ian Smith
The Laker Stand
The Kia Oval
London SE11 5SS

Phone : 00 44 (0) 7798 698201

Email :

The Professional Players Federation

The Professional Players Federation

The Professional Players Federation, formerly the Institute of Professional Sport, was established in 1991 by the Central Council of Physical Recreation. 

The PPF is a not-for-profit body which provides a forum for the professional player associations to work together for the betterment of professional sport. All our income is from the member associations and commercial sponsorship, we receive no Government funding.

Since the formation of the Institute of Professional Sport, the player associations have gone from strength to strength. The players have helped to lead the way in the promotion of a number of ground breaking initiatives in sport, such as anti-racism and community programmes. The Institute and its members have also supported the formation of new player associations with advice and practical support.

For more information, please click here.