The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) has been officially recognized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as informed by the Indian Board through a notice on its official website. Formed on the 5th of July 2019 under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. ICA is a non-profit company, in the process of incorporation that focuses on conserving and advancing the welfare of former players. Though the formation currently supports only former players, the BCCI, with their current move will join a host of other boards such as the CA and ECB, to have an official players’ association.
Membership criteria for the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) as stipulated by the BCCI are as follows:
- Ex-cricketers both male and female are eligible, provided they have played at least on international cricket match at a senior level across any format.
- Male ex-cricketers, in any format, should have played at least Ten First-Class Matches of cricket at a senior level.
- The same as above applies to female ex-cricketers as well, but they should have played at least Five First-Class matches of cricket at a senior level.
- Ex-cricketers who are differently-abled, having played first-class or international cricket, which is recognized by the BCCI or the ICC or any other entity that holds reputation or is alternatively, organized by the BCCI or ICC or similar, at a senior level.
- Additionally, the ICA should have representation in BCCI’s nine-member Apex Council (two members – one male, one female), as well as in the IPL Governing Council (one member), as per BCCI’s Supreme Court-approved constitution that was registered last August.
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