Players’ body urges ICC to address  contract breaches, non-payment

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) – A third of international male cricketers have not been paid or suffered breaches of contract from events regulated by the global governing body or its member nations, the international players’ federation said on Monday. The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) said after the release of its ‘Men’s Global Employment Report 2020’ that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had a duty to protect those working within its regulatory framework.An ICC spokesman told Reuters that the body was looking at the contents of the report. The report cited examples such as Bangladesh players not receiving their share of prize money from an ICC event, and their counterparts in Zimbabwe, another ICC full member, still waiting for their board to pay their contracts.It also listed unresolved payment issues in Twenty20 and 10-overs leagues in several minor cricket-playing nations including Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.“Systematic contract breaches and non-payment of players are issues that urgently need addressing,” FICA Chief Executive Tom Moffat said. “The ICC has an obligation to protect people working within its regulatory frameworks and it’s time something was done about this issue. “We continue to urge decision makers to work with FICA at global level, and players’ associations at domestic level, to develop joint solutions to issues … many of which are likely to be exacerbated by the current global situation.”FICA also called for an end to “blanket bans on players from certain countries playing abroad” and limitations on the number of overseas league contracts a player may hold.last_img read more

Grand Final replay on at Kalabond Field

first_imgWith home crowd advantage it’s the Gurias fans packing the Kalabond Oval with a capacity crowd.According to the ticket ladies at the gate they accounted for a big ticket sales.As usual it’s a good day with a good crowd to watch a good game of footy at Kalabond Field.The game started off with both teams showing good defence.Both teams remained scoreless till the 28th minute when left wing Jason Missian scored on the left wing. Missian missed his own conversion. The Gurias took an early lead.However on the 34th minute the Wigmen scored on their left wing and the conversion failed so the score remained 4 all.On the 39th minute Tuvi Lepan regathered an Adrian Baungas 5th kick to score on the left wing again to bring the score to 8 points to nil. Missian missed the conversion to lead at half time. Gurias 8 Wigmen 4.The game is a finals footy game resulting in aclose score line.last_img read more