The Scottish Cricketers Association (SCA), which became a member of Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) in 2017, has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cricket Scotland on behalf of professional cricketers in Scotland.
The MOU is the first between the two organisations and the first between players’ association and governing body in an ICC associate country.
Commenting on the signing of the MOU FICA Executive Chairman, Tony Irish said:
“This is a great step forward for the game in Scotland and we congratulate the SCA and Cricket Scotland for leading the way in associate countries.” Irish said.
“The MOU is a comprehensive agreement regulating player arrangements and it acknowledges players as key stakeholders in the game in Scotland. An MOU such as this enables players and administrators to work together in a structured way and to tackle challenges proactively and collaboratively.” He added.
“As the global players body, we are well aware of the challenges faced by both players and administrators in associate countries. The growth and expansion of the game globally however relies on smaller countries being able to develop as cricket nations and being able to provide secure career paths for players in those countries,” he also highlighted.