We champion the ongoing interests of professional cricketers in England and Wales.
The PCA champions the ongoing interests of professional cricketers in England and Wales and here is how…
Statement to Members
Trade Union rules require the Players’ Committee to prepare Financial Statements for each financial year which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Association and of the surplus or deficit of the Association for that period. In preparing those Financial Statements the Players’ Committee is required to:
- Select suitable accounting policies and apply them consistently;
- Make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
- Prepare Financial Statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the Association will continue to operate.
This statement has been approved by the PCA Management Board at its meeting on 27 February 2020, and received final approval by the Players’ Committee at the Annual General Meeting of the Association on 27 February 2020.
Chief Executive Officer
Any contract offered by a first-class county is bound by the conditions of the ECB/PCA Standard Contract.
- Full Contract – Subscription £200
- Rookie Contract – Subscription £130
- MCC YC’s – Subscription £130 and only covered for development funding during their time as contracted / employed cricketers at MCC
- Academy Contracted – Subscription £40, covered for travel policy only
- Associate Past Players – No fee, any player who has been contracted to a county at any point from 1967 onwards, or any player that played first-class cricket prior to 1967. Past players enjoy free access to county games with their PCA membership card, invitations to past player days and access to member offers. All insurance benefits are excluded.
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Equality and Diversity
The PCA recognises the importance of equality and diversity and does not tolerate any form of discrimination, bigotry or prejudice. The PCA has policies and procedures in place to deal with grievances or complaints made by or against any PCA member or PCA employee.
The PCA is fully committed to treating all PCA members, employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their age, sex, race, skin colour, ethnicity or country of birth, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental or marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, political affiliations, and trade union membership and to encourage equal opportunity.
The PCA will take all reasonable actions to:
- Ensure that no individual or group will be discriminated against in their pursuit of inclusion into the playing of cricket or its administration for any personal characteristic other than those necessary for the proper performance of the work involved.
- Produce and maintain an action plan for the PCA to ensure that the intent articulated in this statement is delivered through the policies, procedures and practices of the PCA.
- Publicise the adherence of the PCA to the principles of equity, equality and equality of opportunity.
- Have policies and procedures to prevent unfair treatment, discrimination (whether direct or indirect), harassment or victimisation of its employees or members.
- Provide support to and training opportunities for employees to foster a greater understanding of equity issues.
The PCA works closely with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and fully supports the ECB’s One Game Strategy, which is focused on ensuring that all communities have equal access and opportunity to support talent progression from grassroots cricket into the professional game.
The PCA recognise it’s legal obligations and regularly reviews it’s policies and procedures to ensure that individuals are treated fairly in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
The PCA regards discrimination (whether direct or indirect), harassment, victimisation or bullying as serious misconduct and any employee or member will be dealt with under the PCA’s disciplinary procedures.
The Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) is the global players’ voice in cricket
FICA was established in 1998 to unite all national players’ associations, including the PCA, which protect the interests of professional cricketers throughout the world. It brings together the world’s cricketers, regardless of nationality, religion, political persuasion or race, under an international body focused on matters of general interest to the game and its players.
FICA has established men’s and women’s Player Advisory Committees, comprised predominantly of current senior international players nominated by their home players association.
The Committees complement FICA’s ongoing program of structured engagement with its member players’ associations and players around the world to ensure it is accurately representing collective player views and interests at the global level.
FICA’s current Player Advisory Committees can be found on their website.
FICA is governed by its Board and Executive. PCA CEO Tony Irish sits on both. Tony Irish is FICA’s Executive Chairman and Tom Moffat is FICA’s Chief Executive.
FICA's operational focus
• Professionally representing players’ views and opinions to the game (including at ICC level.)
• E.g: Global surveying, Player Advisory Groups, Global Employment & Cricket Reports.
• Working hard to ensure that every player receives a contract that is properly negotiated and offers appropriate protections.
• E.g: ICC event squad terms, domestic T20 event standard player contracts, players’ association negotiation support, agent communications.
• Player safety and security is FICA’s primary concern.
• Eg: Independent security advice (ICC events, international cricket and domestic events), best practice sharing.
• Advocating for the best structure of the game and regulations to make cricket as good as it can be for players and fans alike.
• Building a global support network to meet the needs of global cricketers
• E.g: Development of FICA Global Player Welfare platform, best practice and local and global support network