Former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar becomes FICA’s first female president.
From 2001 to 2013, Lisa Sthalekar participated in 187 games for the Australian national cricket team.
Lisa Sthalekar, a former cricketer for Australia, has been chosen to lead the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association. The appointment was made, and the cricket organization was informed on Monday. At the FICA Executive Committee meeting that took place in Switzerland this week. Vikram Solanki, a former England batter, previously held the position, making Lisa Sthalekar the first woman to do so. Notably, former South African and West Indies players Jimmy Adams and Barry Richards have both presided over FICA in the past.
We are thrilled to announce Lisa’s appointment as FICA President, our first female President, after consulting with our members. With her unmatched credentials as a former player and broadcaster. Lisa Sthalekar was undoubtedly the most outstanding candidate. The official website of the cricket organization cited Heath Mills, executive chairman of FICA, as stating.
From 2001 to 2013, Lisa Sthalekar participated in 187 matches for the national team. And was named Australia’s finest female international cricketer in both 2007 and 2008. In addition to taking 146 wickets, the all-rounder notched 2,728 runs in ODIs and 769 runs in T20Is.
Lisa Sthalekar stated the following regarding her appointment: “I feel incredibly honored and thrilled to be the new president of FICA. For both our male and female players. The game is about to enter a new era that will cover more cricket than ever before. The fact that more nations are participating in the game shows how cricket is unquestionably spreading over the world.”
She continued, “I look forward to working on behalf of our member players’ associations and players. And in particular, working with the ICC to ensure that all players’ rights are upheld and that they may collaborate with officials to improve our game.
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