Outright Newsletter

In This Issue:
* Domestic Restructure
* Players Survey/Conference
* Roger Twose and Pulling Stumps
* de Grandhomme wins MVP

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FICA Announces New Leadership Structure

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) have announced a new leadership structure following the recent resignation of Executive Chairman Paul Marsh.

At the FICA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Melbourne, Executive member Tony Irish was appointed Executive Chairman, with former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams reappointed as President.

Other highlights of the AGM were the confirmation of a set of six FICA Guiding Principles and the endorsement of a new Player Advisory Group. The Guiding Principles represent FICA's core values while the Player Advisory Group will bring together a selection of key active cricketers from around the globe to provide input and direction to FICA, and a direct line from the playing field to the boardroom. ... Read More ...

CricHQ launch Professional Player Profiles

CricHQ launch Professional Player Profiles

The NZCPA, in conjunction with CricHQ is excited to announce the launch of CricHQ’s Player Profiles for professional cricketers New Zealand.

The NZCPA has partnered with CricHQ over a number of years, our key driver being the establishment of a social platform that leverages off the immense global support of cricket and creates a viable revenue generating platform for our past and present players. FICA, who have officially endorsed CricHQ’s player profiles are also convinced of the value of a social network for cricket, driven by its most recognised commodity, its players.

Unlike other cricket website profiles, on CricHQ you can claim your player profile and own your online cricket identity , alongside your playing statistics. Also containing your favourite social networking tools, you can engage with your fans and in the process build an asset which will benefit you throughout your playing days and beyond. ... Read More ...


Taylor honoured by team-mates

Taylor honoured by team-mates

The tributes continue to flow for New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor - when he was awarded the prestigious 2014 Players' Cap, after the NZCPA Players' Golf day in Auckland on 7th March.

Only a day after walking away with all the major titles at the New Zealand Cricketer of the Year Awards, the BLACKCAPS right-hander was presented with The Players' Cap by New Zealand spin-bowler and NZCP Board Member Daniel Vettori, in front of delighted team-mates and coaching staff.

Taylor's record over the 12-month qualification period was compelling.

In 14 Test innings he harvested 816 runs at an average of 81.60, including three centuries in succession against the West Indies. In ODIs, he scored 770 runs at 51.33, and added another three hundreds. His T20 average was 34.66 - at a strike-rate of 113.

"The last few days have been incredibly humbling, but this award, The Players' Cap means a lot" ... Read More ...

Domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP

Domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP

De Grandhomme earns domestic MVP honour

Colin de Grandhomme flamboyant career took a positive turn this summer when he confirmed his status as a leading domestic player by winning the domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP rankings.

De Grandhomme has long been recognised as one of the most destructive batsmen in domestic cricket and this season he combined power with consistency as one of eleven players to score over 1000 runs across all competitions. The 9th most prolific scorer with 1124 runs it was his performances with the ball that catapulted de Grandhomme to the summit of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP table, as the only player to feature in the top 10 aggregate runs and wickets tables - the Aces star ended the season tied as 4th highest wicket taker with 46.
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Players Golf Day 2014

Players Golf Day 2014