Lisa Sthalekar, who played for Australia in the past, has become the first woman to ever hold the position of president of FICA, the international player’s organisation for cricket. Her selection came about during the very first in-person meeting of the organization’s executive committee that had taken place since the beginning of the Covid epidemic, which took place in Switzerland.
Sthalekar is the latest former cricketer to hold the position of president of the FICA. Other former cricketers who have held this position include Barry Richards, Jimmy Adams, and Vikram Solanki.
She said, “I am tremendously honoured and pleased to be FICA’s next president,” expressing her feelings towards the position. “As we go into a new era of the game, our male and female players will be exposed to a greater variety of cricket than they ever have before. The fact that cricket is being played in an increasing number of nations proves that it is unquestionably becoming a global sport.
Between the years 2001 and 2013, Sthalekar competed for Australia in a total of eight tests, 125 one-day internationals, and fifty-four twenty-over internationals. She capped off her career with a victory in the World Cup. She has been a frequent part of the broadcasting media all over the globe and was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in the year before last. In addition, she has expertise working in player welfare thanks to her time spent with the Australian Cricketers’ Association.
Heath Mills, the executive chairman of FICA, said the following in response to the appointment: “It was abundantly evident that Lisa was the best choice, and her credentials as both a former player and a broadcaster are without equal.
Her prior positions as an independent director of FICA and on the board of the Australian Cricketers’ Association indicate her long-standing dedication to the players’ association movement and the advancement of player rights.