FICA fan flames in dispute with ICC

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cricket: Another strongly-worded statement from the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations continued the feud between the players’ union and the world governing body.

The International Cricket Council last night refuted FICA claims it had failed to act on concerns over the legitimacy of a vote for player representatives on its cricket committee.

FICA executive chairman Paul Marsh was, however, in no mood to let things lie.

“The ICC’s media release is a disappointing attempt to deflect attention from the real issue here,” he said. “The clear facts of this matter are that FICA has evidence that boards pressured captains into changing their votes in the process of electing the players’ representative to the ICC cricket committee.

“We believe this is a clear breach of the ICC’s own code of ethics. We asked the ICC to follow their own processes and independently investigate this matter more than six weeks ago. They have refused to do this.”