FICA Global Employment Report 2020: ACA one of the world's leading player associations

4 August, 2020

FICA has today released its Men’s Global Employment Report 2020. The Report, covering the 2018/19 (pre Covid-19) report period, is based on analysis of significant statistical data research, including qualitative and quantitative surveying of more than 277 current men’s professional and international players from all nine FICA member countries.

The Report follows FICA’s first men’s global employment report released in 2018 and provides an evidence based analysis of significant issues for players and the game at global level and across countries.

The report found the ACA to be "one of the leading players’ associations across sport worldwide, serving the needs of its members and the game. The players’ retirement fund and grassroots cricket fund are examples of best practice for the rest of the game to aspire to."

CEO of FICA, Tom Moffat said:

“These reports continue to highlight key issues and act as a benchmark against which FICA will measure the shifting of the game’s professional player landscape and important employment and structural issues in the game.”

“Systematic contract breaches and non-payment of players are issues that urgently need addressing. The ICC has an obligation to protect people working within its regulatory frameworks and it’s time something was done about this issue.”

“We continue to urge decision makers to work with FICA at global level, and players’ associations at domestic level, to develop joint solutions to issues highlighted in these reports, many of which are likely to be exacerbated by the current global situation.”

Aaron Finch said:

“I would love to see the role of players’ associations embraced across the whole cricket world. Player voice is important to protecting both players and the game. In my experience players care deeply about the game and want to ensure it’s healthy and thriving.”

FICA is the world players’ body in cricket. Established in 1998, 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.

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