Cricket players’ union starts legal challenge to ICC over image rights

  • ‘Players are not receiving a fair share’ of money made by ICC
  • Union unhappy with use in fantasy cricket games and films

The international cricket players’ union has begun legal proceedings against the International Cricket Council in a row over image rights, claiming that they do not receive a “fair share”.

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (Fica), which represents the majority of players from the Test nations aside from India and Pakistan, has been in discussions with the game’s governing body for several months over the issue but failed to make a breakthrough. As reported by ESPN in October, players were upset after noticing how commercial rights sponsors were using their images in ways they believed were outside their contracts, with Fica having filed their case last week.

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