Former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar was appointed as the president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) at the FICA Executive Committee meeting held in Nyon, Switzerland this week.
Sthalekar is the first woman president of FICA as she joins the list of past players who have been FICA Presidents since its formation, including Barry Richards, Jimmy Adams and most recently Vikram Solanki.
FICA Executive Chairman, Heath Mills praised Lisa and the outgoing president Solanki.
He said, “Lisa was clearly the best candidate and her credentials are unparalleled as both a former player and broadcaster. Her previous roles as an Independent Director of FICA and on the Board of the Australian Cricketers’ Association demonstrate her long standing commitment to the players’ association movement and advancing player rights. The Ex Co would like to thank Vikram Solanki, our outgoing President, for his significant contributions to FICA over his tenure.”
Incoming FICA President Sthalekar said, “I look forward to working on behalf of our member players’ associations and players, and in particular to working with the ICC to ensure that all players have their rights protected and can work in partnership with administrators to make our game even better.”