Cricket Australia is further looking to cut staff from their personnel as the COVID-19 pandemic has had adverse effects on their revenue. The latest who could be on the firing line is their Chief Executive Kevin Roberts as the board prepare themselves for the world after the global health crisis. Earlier, Cricket Australia cut plenty of jobs already.
The 48-year old’s fate would be learned at the board meeting in the next 24 hours, and an interim chief would take his place. Cricket Australia laid off 200 members of their staff earlier in April while head coach Justin Langer is the one to take a part-time pay. Apart from that, 150 crew have been stood down from the associations, with Queensland making the biggest cut.
Kevin Roberts has faced intense criticism over the handling of the current financial crisis that has rocked the game manifold due to which the Board has grown increasingly concerned about his performance. The members of Cricket Australia held an emergency board meeting on Sunday and plans are being put in place for a smooth transition.
Kevin Robers succeeded James Sutherland as Cricket Australia Chief Executive:
Following the forgettable 2018 ball-tampering scandal, James Sutherland stood down from his position resulting in Robers taking it. Under Roberts, the board has already disclosed their upcoming schedule of the home summer, involving three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests against India. It also includes a one-off Test against Afghanistan. It seems imminent that Roberts would vacate the spot.