Former Aussie captain Lisa Sthalekar has become the first woman to be appointed President of Federation of International Cricketers' Association.
Her appointment was confirmed at the FICA executive committe meeting held in Nyon, Switzerland on Tuesday.
Sthalekar joins an elite list of former greats like South African Barry Richards, West Indian Jimmy Adams, and former English cricketer Vikram Solanki to head this global association.
FICA looks at players interests in Test playing nations and member countries. It aims to develop relations between associate countries.
Incidentally, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka do not have a representative at FICA.
42-year-old Sthalekar played 187 international matches for Australia and was instrumental in her country's 2010 T-20 world cup win.