The Indian cricketers will now be able to form their official body recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
In line with the Lodha Committee recommendations, two members (one male and one female) of the proposed players’ association will have to be included in the Apex Council, which will be the all-powerful decision-making body for cricket in India, national daily Hindustan Times has reported. A players’ representative will also be included in the
Indian Premier League Governing Council.
The players’ body can be formed in a month’s time as the process of registration and putting it up in front of the Supreme Court will be carried out simultaneously.
All first-class cricketers can register with the body. The qualification for a first-class cricketer will be 15 games for men and 5 for women. Three one-day games or five Twenty20 games will be considered as one first-class game.
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), the global body that represents the interests of professional cricketers, has long supported the idea of a players’ association in India.