10 February 2020
FICA today confirmed the appointment of Tom Moffat as Chief Executive of the organisation, whilst Tony Irish will remain as Executive Chairman. Moffat, a former professional cricketer, and lawyer, from Australia, has worked as FICA’s Chief Operating Officer since 2016. The announcement coincides with the start of a new strategy period in which FICA will focus on:Players: Serving players’ collective interests globallyThe Game: Positively influencing the direction of the global game;Players’ Associations: Strengthening and growing global influence.Commenting on the appointment Moffat said:
“It’s a privilege to continue to be in a position to represent players collectively at global level. Through their performances, players around the world make the game the spectacle that it is, and continuing to listen to their views, and making progress for them collectively globally, will remain our priority in the next period of FICA’s evolution as the world players’ body.”
“We are intent on ensuring that players around the world understand their rights, that they are protected by the game, and that their views are taken seriously by those making decisions about the future of the global game. We care about the game and want it to be successful.”
FICA Executive Chairman Tony Irish said:
“There has never been a more important time than now for cricketers to be well represented, and to have a strong voice, at the international level of the game, but also for FICA and the players to be part of important global developments taking place across all sports. Tom has gained significant experience in the four years that he has already worked in FICA and is now very well positioned to lead the implementation of our new strategy which seeks to achieve these international and global objectives.”
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FICA is the world players’ body in cricket.
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.
President – Vikram Solanki
Executive Chairman – Tony Irish
Chief Executive – Tom Moffat
Australian Cricketers’ Association – Alistair Nicholson
Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh – Debabrata Paul
Irish Cricketers’ Association – Cecelia Joyce
New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association – Heath Mills
Professional Cricketers’ Association (UK) – Tony Irish
Scottish Cricketers’ Association – Alasdair Evans
South African Cricketers’ Association – Andrew Breetzke
Sri Lankan Cricketers’ Association – Ken De Alwis
West Indies Players’ Association – Wavell Hinds
Independent – Lisa Sthalekar
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