Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) Chief Executive Tim May, today confirmed that FICA had negotiated the terms and conditions of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) player contracts with the commercial rights’ holders of the Event ( Somerset Entertainment Ventures).

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) was established in 1998 to co-ordinate the activities of all national players’ associations which protect the interests of professional cricketers throughout the world. It brings together all of the world’s cricketers, regardless of nationality, religion, political persuasion or race, under an international body focuses on matters of general interest to the game and its players.

In December 2010, FICA engaged in discussions with SEV regarding the construction of the Player Contracts for the SLPL commencing July 2011

Negotiations were robust but cordial and SEV adopted a number of recommendations made by FICA which resulted in a Player Contract in a form acceptable to FICA

FICA approved the final form of the player contract in January 2011. FICA’s approval of the Player Contracts was communicated to all Player Associations in January

I am very surprised to see reports from the Indian media, that BCCI do not believe that players should sign the Player Contracts – that is certainly not the opinion of FICA or our legal advisors, and it is our charter to protect all players and to ensure that Player Contracts for Events around the world are in acceptable form to protect player interests.”

May said his organization have no issue with recommending player participation in this Event

… It is an Event that falls under the jurisdiction of Cricket Sri Lanka, the teams are owned and operated by Cricket Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka Cricket have provided us with a letter confirming the Event is an official tournament of Cricket Sri Lanka and the Event is fully sanctioned by the ICC.

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