Vikram Solanki named new president of FICA The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) has announced the appointment of former England batsman Vikram Solanki as its new president. Solanki will replace former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams, who quit the job to take up the role of ‘Director of Cricket’ with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Solanki had a mixed international record for England but comes in with plenty of experience at the domestic level, having represented Worcestershire in over 800 matches across different formats of the game (first-class, List A and T20s). Holder of a degree in Law, Solanki is currently employed with Surrey cricket as their assistant coach and has previously served a stint as the president of the United Kingdom (UK) based Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA). “I am privileged to accept the position as FICA President and look forward to having a hands on contribution to the organisation and to the player cause around the world It is an important time for cricket, for FICA and for the players it represents,” Solanki said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of ensuring that the players’ voices are heard and that they are involved in shaping the future of the global game,” the 40-year old added. Adams, who quit his role in favour of a position with the West Indies said he was proud of the way FICA had responded as a ‘global voice’ of the players It has been an honour to be a part of FICA over a number of years. I am proud of the work FICA does and the direction it is going. . It is critical that players have a global voice and FICA will continue to be that voice in the future,” he said.