Tim May on Wednesday quit as head of cricket's international players' union after eight years, lashing out at the sport's powerbrokers and their alleged "threats, intimidation and backroom deals".
May, who was last month controversially ousted from an International Cricket Council players' committee amid allegations of pressure from India, said he was tired of battling the governing body.
"More and more we see allegations of corruption and malpractice on and off the field dominating headlines," he said, stepping down as the FICA chief.
"As stakeholders in the game we look to leadership from the ICC to address these and other issues. A vital ingredient of any organisation is the ability of its leaders to set the moral and principled example to others, and to police its organisation from top to bottom to ensure adherence to those principles."