What Does The PCA Committee Do?

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.

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 been elected in February 2021 through a ballot of all PCA members. He will serve an initial two-year term and will have the option to stand again to be voted in for a second term.

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 became the PCA’s Director of Cricket Operations. 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 james.harris@thepca.co.uk.

Vice Chairs

Heather Knight

England Women

Anuj Dal

Derbyshire

PCA Committee Reps

Anuj Dal

Derbyshire

Chris Rushworth

Durham

Sam Cook

Essex

Andrew Salter

Glamorgan (joint)

Ruaidhri Smith

Glamorgan (joint)

David Payne

Gloucestershire (joint)

Jack Taylor

Gloucestershire (joint)

Chris Wood

Hampshire

Marcus O’Riordan

Kent

Rob Jones

Lancashire

Gavin Griffiths

Leicestershire

Martin Andersson

Middlesex

Rob Keogh

Northamptonshire

Lyndon James

Nottinghamshire

Max Waller

Somerset

Mark Stoneman

Surrey

Stuart Meaker

Sussex

Oliver Hannon-Dalby

Warwickshire

Ben Cox

Worcestershire (joint)

Joe Leach

Worcestershire (joint)

Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Yorkshire

Sophie Luff

Central Sparks & Western Storm

Naomi Dattani

Lightning & Sunrisers

Alex Hartley

Northern Diamonds & Thunder

Tara Norris

South East Stars & Southern Vipers

Jonny Bairstow (co-opted)

England Men’s

Kate Cross

England Women’s

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 seven individuals, including the four 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.

Sophie Luff

Central Sparks & Western Storm

Kate Cross

England Women

Heather Knight

England Women

Anya Shrubsole

England Women

Naomi Dattani

Lightning & Sunrisers

Alex Hartley

Northern Diamonds & Thunder

Tara Norris

South East Stars & Southern Vipers