Tim May Quits as CEO of Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations

By Community | June 5, 2013

Tim May has left his position as chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) barely a month after he controversially lost his position on the ICC cricket committee to Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.

The former Australia Test spinner, who has been a FICA member for 16 years and chief since 2005, said he was tired of battling an Indian-dominated ICC board.

“Cricket increasingly seems to be pushing aside the principles of transparency, accountability, independence and upholding the best interests of the global game, in favour of a system that appears to operate through threats, intimidation and back-room deals,” he said in a statement.

“The players deserve better.

“Increasingly, the administrators of the game seek to force out or alienate those who question its alleged misuse of power, or those who seek greater transparency, or provide rational argument against the ills of the administration.

“It appears that some administrators just don’t want to be held to account to the standards that are expected of them … the current system is failing us.”

England skipper Alastair Cook paid tribute to May, saying: “Tim has been a great servant of the game, and current players have reason to be very grateful for his hard work and advocacy on our behalf.”