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FICA to discuss security fear in Asian countries
 
 
 
The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations has put the security issues of the South Asian region on top of its agenda in its coming meeting to be convened in Kuala Lumpur.
Similar discussion will also be held during those days in Colombo when the Asian Cricket Council meets in the Sri Lankan capitol on December 5.
FICA chief executive officer Tim May reported to have said that the players association will discuss in details the growing problems of security in Asia and their priority would be the safety of the players and seeing the game is played.
According to a report quoting May: "We are very concerned about this persistent problem which not only jeopardise the tours but the ICC events also. We shall take up this issue when members of the Executive Committee of the FICA board meet for three days in Kuala Lumpur next week".
The Executive Committee members include Tim May himself, Paul Marsh, Tony Irish and Jimmy Adams (FICA president).
"No we have not invited any security expert during this meeting but the reports prepared by few international security companies will be discussed at length and some way to save the game has to be found", he further added.
Few national boards send their security experts (before tour for inspection and during tours to protect their players) but what about the safety of the ICC's umpires and match referees ? "We also see this as a concern and a responsibility also extending to media, spectators etc.", May further added.
The other issues to be discussed in the meeting are: (1) ICC Anti Doping Policy (2) ICC Regulations - Unofficial cricket (3) Change in ECB policy re overseas players - county and club level (4) Hall of Fame status (5) Zimbabwe Player Payments (6) Champions League 2009 - Player Terms / Timing etc. (7) FTP beyond 2012 (8) CC Event Insurance and (9) Indian Premier League.
 
 
 
 
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