Australia’s legendary cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has become the first woman president of the Federation of International Cricketers (FICA).
- Lisa Sthalekar becomes first female president of FICA
- Richards, Adams and Solanki have handled this post before Lisa
- Heath Mills is the Executive President of FICA
Australia’s legendary cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has become the first woman president of the Federation of International Cricketers (FICA). The 42-year-old Sthalekar, the former Australia captain, was confirmed to assume the position at the FICA Executive Committee meeting held in Neon, Switzerland. Before him, former South African batsman Barry Richards, former West Indies all-rounder Jimmy Adams and recently former England batsman Vikram Solanki have held this position.
“Lisa Sthalekar has been confirmed as President of FICA at the FICA Executive Committee meeting held this week in Neon, Switzerland,” FICA said in a statement. This was FICA’s first meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic. . “After consultation with our members, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa as our first female President,” said FICA Executive President Heather Mills.
Meanwhile, Sthalekar said, “We are entering a new era of the game which includes more cricket for our men and women players than ever before. More countries are now playing this game which is proof that cricket is becoming a global sport.” Born in Pune, Sthalekar represented Australia in 187 international matches across all three formats of cricket. He did his best performance in ODI cricket.
Sthalekar scored 2728 runs in 125 ODIs with the help of two centuries and 16 half-centuries. Apart from this, he also took 146 wickets as an off-spinner. She became the first woman cricketer to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODI cricket. He also played eight Tests and 54 T20 Internationals. He was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2021.
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