Cricket Australia: Chief executive Kevin Roberts resigns

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has resigned after months of criticism over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

The 47-year-old was criticised for his cost-cutting measures, including asking 80% of staff to take a pay cut.

He was appointed in October 2018 following James Sutherland’s 17-year tenure.

Englishman Nick Hockley, the chief executive of the T20 World Cup, has replaced Roberts on an interim basis.

Cricket Australia said a wider “operational reset” at the governing body will be announced this week.

Roberts is the third CEO of a major Australian sport to depart in the past two months after the National Rugby League’s Todd Greenberg and Rugby Australia’s Raelene Castle stood down in April.

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