The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally approved the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) which was formed as per the board’s new constitution to look after the interest of ex-cricketers.
The ICA, which is not affiliated to Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), is only open to former men and women cricketers, unlike the players’ associations in most countries.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hereby formally recognises the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA), a non-profit company limited by guarantee incorporated on July 5, 2019 under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013, as the official association for ex-cricketers in India,” read an official BCCI notice.
“It is clarified that, until further notice of the BCCI, no entity other than the ICA will be accorded recognition by the BCCI as an association of ex-cricketers,” the notice added.
ICA will function independently and the association will have to generate its own funds with some initials grants to be provided by the board.
Former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Ajit Agarkar and Shantha Rangaswamy are the directors at ICA and will hold their positions until elections are held.