Pakistan need a players' association
Mike Selvey, in the Guardian's blog, on why Pakistan could do with a players' representative. He quotes the Federation of International Cricket Associations chief, Tim May, to convey the point.
Tim May: "From my conversations with Pakistani players, [it is] also an insider's point of view. They need something which unifies the players and that's what a players' association is. It represents the common interest of the players, the players will rally behind the association, and it brings about unity and accountability amongst your own players. That's good for Pakistan cricket ... " An association, and membership of Fica, can only help the renaissance of Pakistan cricket.
Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo