The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) is the official player representative body for cricketers in the West Indies, and is an affiliate of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA).
As the exclusive representative and bargaining agent of players selected for national and West Indies teams, WIPA is the authorized and collective voice of all West Indian players, past and present. WIPA’s goals consist of; seeking better remuneration for players; seeking player welfare and interests to prepare them for a life after cricket; providing players with advice, assistance and services where appropriate; having players involved in community activities, training, and leadership in the areas of financial management, communication and industrial relations; and promoting a positive and harmonious relationship with the WICB and other stakeholders.
The Player Development & Welfare Programme (PDWP) is a personalised support service that recognizes the need for players to actively work toward their personal development. The aim of this programme is to assist our members in managing the competing demands on and off the pitch. We provide players (male and female) with guidance on how to maximise their cricketing focus whilst also fulfilling other important commitments including education, career, family and friendships, among other things.
WIPA in the Community (WIC) is a cricket development program implemented by The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) in the South West Peninsula of the island of Trinidad. Currently, the programme involves 24 schools (both primary and secondary) with a total of over 2000 students from La Brea, Point Fortin all the way to Icacos. WIC also emphasize Core Values/Life Skills throughout the program such as honesty, discipline, teamwork etc.
The Players’ Awards is held annually to recognize and reward those players who distinguished themselves by their performance, and who lifted their games beyond their years and their peers.