December 4, 2022

First female president of FICA has elected

The new president has been elected by the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA). They have appointed former Australia captain Lisa Stalker to the post.

For the first time, a woman is the head of this international organization of cricketers.

The decision taken at a meeting of the FICAR Executive Committee held in Neon, Switzerland. Former England batter Vikram Solanki has  replaced by Lisa Stalker.

Former South African batsman Barry Richards and former West Indies all-rounder Jimmy Adams have previously served as FICCA presidents.

Stalker represented the Australian women’s team in 16 international matches. He was instrumental in the victory over New Zealand in the final of the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup.

She won the Belinda Clarke Award for Best Female Cricketer of Australia twice in a row, in 2006 and 2007.

 

Aggressive batsman Butter Stalker made his debut for Australia in 2001.

He was great in ODIs.

He played 125 matches in this edition and scored 2,626 runs in two centuries and 18 fifties.

His off spin was quite effective. With 146 wickets, he is still in the list of top 10 wicket takers in ODIs.

  • Stalker ended his international career by winning the 2013 World Cup. He took 2 wickets for 20 runs in the final against West Indies.
  • She became the fourth woman cricketer to inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2021.
  • At the end of his playing career, the 42-year-old Stalker started his career in commentary. He also has experience working with the Australian Cricketers Association.

This time Stalker thrilled to have the opportunity to work for cricketers all over the world.

“I very honored and thrilled to be newly president of FICA. We are entering a new phase of the cricket,

where our male and female cricketers are gaining more importance than ever before. Many countries are playing cricket now, which proves that cricket is definitely becoming a global sport. ”🔱