The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) today announced the appointment of former England international, Vikram Solanki as FICA President. Solanki represented England on more than 50 occasions between 2000 and 2007 and amassed almost 30,000 first class and List A runs during his professional career. He holds a law degree, is a current assistant coach of Surrey County Cricket Club and is a former Chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (UK). Solanki replaces Jimmy Adams as FICA President.
Commenting on his appointment, Solanki said:
“I am privileged to accept the position as FICA President and look forward to having a hands on contribution to the organisation and to the player cause around the world. It is an important time for cricket, for FICA and for the players it represents.”
“I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of ensuring that the players’ voices are heard and that they are involved in shaping the future of the global game.”
Solanki replaces outgoing, long-serving FICA President and former West Indies captain, Jimmy Adams who has taken up the role of Director of Cricket at the West Indies Cricket Board.
Commenting on his departure, Adams said:
“It has been an honour to be a part of FICA over a number of years. I am proud of the work FICA does and the direction it is going. It is critical that players have a global voice and FICA will continue to be that voice in the future.”
FICA Executive Chairman, Tony Irish said:
“The FICA Board wishes Jimmy Adams all the best in his new role and thanks him for the significant contribution he has made to FICA during his tenure.”
“We are happy to have secured Vikram Solanki as our new President. Vikram’s background as both an international player and as a player advocate will be a big asset to FICA. His appointment will complement the appointments of Lisa Sthalekar and Graeme Smith as Independent Board Members in 2016, ensuring we have an experienced Board which oversees our representation of players around the world.”