PCA PRESS RELEASE
Global body releases Men’s Employment Report and asks ICC for action.
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The Professional Cricketers’ Association supports the release of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) Men’s Global Employment Report 2020.
The PCA was a founding member of FICA when the global body was established in 1998. FICA’s aim is to bring together all professional cricket associations around the world and focuses on matters that affect the players collectively, and the global game.
You can view the report and their media release below:
FICA Calls on ICC to Address Systematic Contract Breaches in ICC Sanctioned Cricket
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.
One of the key findings highlights ongoing systematic contract breaches and non-payment of players around the world in events regulated by the ICC or its members, with 32% of men’s players (34% of all players) having experienced late or non-payment issues. FICA is aware of recent late payment or non-payment issues in the following sanctioned leagues, many of which remain un-resolved:
- Global T20 Canada;
- Bangladesh Premier League;
- Abu Dhabi T10;
- Qatar T10;
- Euro T20 Slam;
- Masters Champions League.
These are in addition to recent issues in the international cricket framework in full ICC member countries, including Bangladesh players not being paid ICC event prize money, and Zimbabwean players, for example, not being paid contractual amounts.
FICA intends to continue to release its Men’s and Women’s Global Employment Reports bi-annually and will be releasing the next edition of its Women’s Global Employment Report in the coming months.
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.”