The FTI MVPS is a ranking system which analyses the performances of England internationals and their counterparts in county cricket on a like-for-like basis.
FTI Consulting renewed its sponsorship of the Most Valuable Player Rankings ahead of summer 2013 - the global business advisory firm putting pen to paper on a two-year six-figure deal following a successful partnership with the PCA and ECB.
The new deal followed a collaboration between FTI Consulting and the ECB at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough. Consultants from the company worked closely with Michael Bourne, the ECB's Head of Science and Medicine, to analyse the data produced by the FTI MVP rankings.
This provided insights which the Performance Analysis team could build into their overall knowledge database to support various England teams across the game's different formats.
The FTI MVP was first launched by the PCA in the 2007 domestic season to rank each player's game in relation to his peers. Points are given for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held.
There are also bonuses awarded to those whose runs and wickets contribute to a win for the team, with captains earning points for their command of the side.
Bowlers receive higher marks for among other things good economy rates, bowling maidens and for dismissing batsmen higher up the order. They can also win bonus points for five or more dismissals in an innings.
In addition, batting points are handed out for high run rates and the percentage of the team's runs each batsman contributes. Fielding points are awarded for catches, run outs and stampings.
For more information on the FTI MVP Rankings and a full list of all the categories see the PCA website