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Roberts departs as Cricket Australia CEO

Kevin Roberts has resigned as CEO of Cricket Australia after less than two years in the role.

CA chairman Earl Eddings broke the news to staff via live stream this morning, saying the board needed fresh leadership to move on from the disruption that engulfed the organisation in the past few months.

CEO of the ICC WT20 local organisaing committee Nick Hockley will take over as interim CEO effective immediately.

Roberts resignation follows an extended period of angst behind the scenes at Cricket Australia, with job cuts and salary reductions in all states hitting the sport hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After early indications that CA was well-placed to weather the COVID-19 storm due to the timing of the pandemic's arrival at the backend of the cricket season, financial modelling provided a bleak outlook as it also coincided with an imminent low point in the game's four-year revenue cycle.

Roberts assumed the role from James Sutherland in October 2018 on a three year deal, but departs having served only 20 months of his contract.

IMAGE: The Australian.


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