Fred elected the new President of the Professional Cricketers’ Association
Andrew Flintoff, the former England captain and all-rounder, has been elected the new President of the Professional Cricketers’ Association. Flintoff was elected at the PCA’s annual general meeting, held at Edgbaston Golf Club in Birmingham and succeeds his fellow Lancastrian David Lloyd in becoming only the seventh President in the Association’s history.
His presidency will include the PCA’s 50th anniversary celebrations next year which will include a number of high profile events. “This is a huge honour, especially as it will be the Golden Jubilee of the PCA in 2017. I have been a PCA member for more than 20 years now and it is an organisation that I am proud to be involved in. The Association has carried out pioneering work on mental health and wellbeing for past and present players through the Mind Matters series and the PCA Benevolent Fund does outstanding work in looking after players, past and current, and their dependants who fall on hard times. We have a small but dedicated team of professional staff who I look forward to working closely with during my time as President.” Flintoff said.
Andrew joins a very exclusive club as only John Arlott, Jack Bannister, Mike Gatting, Sir Ian Botham, Chris Broad and Lloyd have previously held the PCA’s highest office. “I’m delighted to hand over the reins to Freddie who I know will be as thrilled as I was to become PCA President. It’s an honour that is bestowed on very few and to head an organisation that does so much to help so many is a huge privilege.” Lloyd said.