Austin (Texas): Former West Indian captain Jimmy Adams has been appointed president of the International Cricketers' Associations (FICA).
The 40-year-old received a two-year mandate following the FICA Annual General Meeting here on Tuesday.
He succeeds former South African great Barry Richards, who had served as FICA president since the inception of FICA in 1999.
Adams played 54 test matches and 127 ODI's for the West Indies, between 1992 and 2001, in addition to representing Jamaica, Orange Free State and Nottinghamshire in first class cricket.
"I look forward to my association with FICA and serving the interests of the players worldwide," Adams said.
"Cricket is both at an uncertain but exciting time, with the advent of Twenty 20 and the formation of a number of a new competitions... It is important that the games' governors, together with the players map out a mutually beneficial road map as we enter this exciting era."
FICA CEO Tim May said: "Jimmy not only represented the West Indies with passion and distinction throughout his career, but is also held in the highest regard across the cricketing fraternity.
"We are excited and proud that Jimmy has accepted our invitation to lead FICA, and I am sure that Jimmy's term will be both successful and rewarding for FICA and its associated members."