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The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's close-run history

Jul 18, 2013: Australia are a side who refuse to accept the logic of defeat. They sculpt classic Tests out of cussedness; and if they lose the majority, at least they got so close

Rob Smyth

ICC news

FICA to refer ICC vote to ethics officer

Jun 27, 2013: FICA claims it has evidence of captains being pressured by their boards to change their votes during the vote for player representatives on the ICC cricket committee

Brydon Coverdale

Farewell, Tim May

Jun 6, 2013: May's greatest achievement in his decade at FICA was to oblige administrators to take some of the players' concerns seriously

Rob Steen

Player association news

Frustrated Tim May quits FICA

Jun 5, 2013: Tim May has stepped down as chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) barely a month after he controversially lost his position on the ICC cricket committee to Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Brydon Coverdale

ICC news

FICA call for ethics enquiry into May's ICC exit

May 7, 2013: Tim May's removal from the ICC's cricket committee following allegations of pressure by the BCCI should be the subject of an ethics committee enquiry, according to FICA

Daniel Brettig

Silencing the voices of truth

May 7, 2013: Tim May's removal from the ICC cricket committee maintains the eclipse of the outspoken at the governance table

Daniel Brettig

ICC News

Board games show cricket's true powerplay

May 6, 2013: The elections to the ICC cricket committee are evidence cricket is a decadarchy, not a democracy. Tim May has paid the price for taking on the establishment

Jarrod Kimber

BPL news

Players could boycott BPL - Tim May

Jan 30, 2013: Unpaid fees and broken promises could lead to a players' boycott of the Bangladesh Premier League, Tim May has warned

George Dobell

Sri Lanka news

'FICA to recommend SLPL boycott without bank guarantee'

Sep 6, 2012: FICA has said it will deter players from taking part in the 2013 SLPL, unless tournament organisers honour the bank guarantees clause in player contracts

Andrew Fernando

IPL 2012 news

FICA sidelined in IPL salary issue, says May

Aug 5, 2012: The IPL's refusal to recognise player representatives has reduced the Federation of International Cricketers' Association to an advisory role in the current payment dispute between Royal Challengers Bangalore and some of its top players, FICA chief execut

Andrew Fernando

West Indies news

ICC and FICA to mediate in West Indies dispute

Jun 9, 2012: The ICC and FICA will be participating in efforts aimed at ending the stand-off between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players' Association

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh news

FICA begins legal action over BPL payments

Jun 8, 2012: Legal proceedings have been initiated by FICA against the BCB and the franchise involved in the BPL for failure to pay the players

George Dobell

'Boards need to make international cricket attractive to players'

May 2, 2012: The international players' association chief, Tim May, talks about the phenomenon of the freelance cricketer, and the need for India and Pakistan to have player reps

Interview by Rob Steen

ICC news

FICA calls for postponement of Pakistan tour

Mar 9, 2012: Tim May has criticised the ICC's recommendation that it could amend rules by not sending its match officials to countries with security concerns while allowing a series in that country to continue

ESPNcricinfo staff

Match-fixing news

FICA rejects Condon's fixing claims

Nov 18, 2011: The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations has strongly rejected comments by cricket's former anti-corruption chief Lord Paul Condon that match-fixing was rife in the 1980s and 1990s

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC news

FICA boss reiterates security concerns

Feb 18, 2011: Tim May, the chief executive of the players' body, FICA, has said that security remains a "very serious" concern for all players, officials and spectators at the World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Indian Premier League 2010

Dickason gets update from IPL's security experts

Mar 2, 2010: The concerns of the foreign players regarding security during the IPL seem to have eased with the league deciding to collaborate with the independent security expert appointed by the player unions from Australia, England and South Africa

Nagraj Gollapudi

Indian Premier League 2010

Australian players told IPL threat 'not credible'

Feb 28, 2010: Australia's players could be a step closer to taking part in the IPL after receiving advice that the terrorist threat from the 313 Brigade was not credible

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2010

Players' lobby warns of withdrawals from IPL

Feb 18, 2010: Tim May, the chief executive of the international players union FICA, has warned the IPL could suffer from a spate of player withdrawals due to security concerns over playing in India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Match-fixing

Players' chief warns of Twenty20 match-fixing

Feb 16, 2010: Tim May, the chief executive of the international players union FICA, has warned that Twenty20 cricket is 'ripe for corruption'

ESPNcricinfo staff
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