I see some attempt to browbeat a lowly cricket board. The FICA would not have been so aggressive had they bean dealing with the big 5. BUT - don't forget FICA us NOT the English players union, they also represent Bangladesh cricketers.
The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) was established in 1998 to coordinate the activities of all national players' associations. These protect the interests of professional cricketers throughout the world.
FICA aims to bring together all of the world's cricketers, regardless of nationality, religion, political persuasion or race under an international body which focuses on matters that directly or indirectly affect players. FICA members total 70% of the full member countries. However, ts representations and benefits are extended to all players, whether from FICA countries or not.
FICA's member associations are:
Australian Cricketers Association
Professional Cricketers Association (England)
New Zealand Cricket Players Association
South African Cricketers Association
Sri Lankan Cricketers Association
West Indies Players Association
Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh
To present the collective voice of international cricketers and their interests to the game's controlling body, the ICC or other related parties (IPL etc.)
To promote and protect the interests of all and any of its Members.
To improve the economic or social conditions of past and present cricketers.
To assist in the eradication of corruption from all levels of cricket.
To uphold the core values of the game.
To assist in dispute resolution between members and its constituents.
FICA's policy and direction is determined by its Board, which includes the FICA President, FICA CEO and one representative of each of its member associations. The Board's members are:
President - Jimmy Adams
CEO - Tim May
Secretary - Tony Irish (South Africa)
Treasurer - Paul Marsh (Australia)
Angus Porter (England)
Heath Mills ( New Zealand)
Dinanath Ramnarine ( West Indies)
Ken De Alwis ( Sri Lanka)
Debrabrata Paul ( Bangladesh)
President: Jimmy Adams
Chief Executive: Tim May
1511 Rockcliff Road
Austin, Texas, USA