Headed by PCA Chair James Harris, and supported by elected Vice Chairs Anuj Dal and Heather Knight, player representatives covering the 18 first-class counties, the eight women’s regional centres, as well as the England men’s and women’s squads make up the PCA Players’ Committee. This important group of players has the ability to vote on all issues affecting the whole of the PCA membership. Each representative is also the voice of the PCA in dressing rooms across the country.
What Does The PCA Committee Do?
Reps are responsible for communicating PCA topics of discussion to their fellow teammates in their dressing rooms and liaising back to the PCA as well as raising any concerns within their team environment. Being the voice in the dressing room, reps actively promote the PCA aims and objectives to work as a collective to champion on the ongoing rights of professional players in England and Wales.
The Chair - James Harris
James Harris is the Chair of the Professional Cricketers’ Association, having initially been elected in February 2021 through a ballot of all PCA members. He was re-elected for a second and final two-year term in February 2023, taking his tenure up until the 2025 AGM.
Harris has been on the PCA Players’ Committee since 2017, when he became Middlesex’s representative and assumed the Chair position from the outgoing Daryl Mitchell, who is now the PCA’s Chief Operating Officer. As Chair, Harris represents the collective voice of professional players in the country by sitting on the ECB Cricket Committee along with PCA Chief Executive Rob Lynch to make sure player views are represented.
The Chair holds a position on the PCA Board and is also a Director of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust overseeing the overall direction of the association. If you would like to pass on any thoughts to James, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PCA Committee Reps
Timm van der Gugten
South East Stars
Women's Player Committee
In 2021, the PCA Players’ Committee voted to approve the creation of a new Women’s Player Committee. The body consists of 11 individuals, including eight reps from the regional centres, the women’s Vice Chair, the England captain or vice-captain and the PCA England rep. The group has voting rights on specific women’s only issues within the game.
South East Stars