Australia’s former cricketer Lisa Sthalekar became the first female president of FICA. The executive committee of the organization appointed her during a meeting in Switzerland, the first in-person meeting since the outbreak began. For the post of the FICA president, she was shortlisted with other four former cricketers Barry Richard, Jimmy Adams, and Vikram Solanki.
In her career, she played 8 Tests, 125 ODIs, and 54 T20Is for the country between 2001 to 2013. She ended her cricket career with a World Cup win. She was inducted into the Australian cricket hall of fame last year and has been involved in broadcasting media around the world. Her experience with player welfare comes from her work with the Australian Cricketers’ Association.
FICA’s executive chairman Heath Mills commented on the appointment of Sthalekar and said, “Lisa was the best candidate and her credentials are unparalleled as both a former player and broadcaster.”
Sthalekar said, “I am extremely honored and excited to be FICA’s new president. We are entering a new phase of the game which covers more cricket than ever before for our male and female players, more countries are playing the game which demonstrates that cricket is certainly becoming a global game”.