CoA chief Vinod Rai says India will have Players Association soon, will be independent from BCCI's functioning

India's professional cricketers will officially become stakeholders in BCCI's decision making policies as the much-awaited Players Association will be officially registered in the next two weeks.

Press Trust of India, May 08, 2019 21:33:35 IST

New Delhi: India's professional cricketers will officially become stakeholders in BCCI's decision making policies as the much-awaited Players Association will be officially registered in the next two weeks.

However as of now, the association may not be a member of international players' association FICA.

File image of CoA chief Vinod Rai. AFP

File image of CoA chief Vinod Rai. AFP

The name sent for registration is Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) but the BCCI needs to check whether the same name is already registered or not.

"Yes, the work for Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) has been sent for registration but first it needs to be checked whether the name is already registered. Once ICA or whatever be the name is registered, the central association will decide on their nominees (men and women) in the apex council," Commitee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai told PTI on Wednesday.

Rai also informed that the central association will have its "state chapters".

"Just like in BCCI apex council, the state chapter will decide on its representation in the state apex council. We are thankful to Kapil Dev, Bharath Reddy, Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women's team captain Shantha Rangaswamy for putting in a lot of effort in formation of the association," Rai said.

But the ICA will not be a part of the FICA like the players associations in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or England.

"No, as of now, the BCCI constitution doesn't have any clause where the ICA can be a part of FICA," Rai said.

The functioning of ICA will be independent of BCCI's functioning and the association will have to generate their own funds even though BCCI will provide with some initial grants.

"The BCCI will obviously provide some grant at the onset so that the association can start functioning but ultimately it will be up to the members to start generating funds," Rai said.

It is learnt that former Home secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai and lawyer Nandan Kamath will be helping set up the executive council of the players' association.

Updated Date: May 08, 2019 21:33:35 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254