Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts resigns, Nick Hawley appointed interim chief executive
Faced with a severe economic crisis due to the global pandemic Corona virus (COVID-19), Cricket Australia has resigned from its post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Robertson. Nick Hockley has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive of Cricket Australia. Earlier on Sunday, Cricket Australia board members had an emergency meeting, which discussed the removal of Kevin, according to a report published on Monday in an Australian local newspaper.
Due to the Kovid-19, Kevin sent 80 per cent of the employees on long leave to Cricket Australia headquarters in April. Kevin is constantly criticized for this decision. Cricket Associations of various provinces of Australia nominate members in Cricket Australia. These cricket associations have also criticized the board’s proposal to cut the fund. The players’ union has urged the board’s steering committee to resolve the dispute.
Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has today confirmed his resignation from the role, with Nick Hockley appointed as Interim Chief Executive. https://t.co/4RprxcCsk4 pic.twitter.com/oICQLlBxYG
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) June 16, 2020
Resigning Kevin Roberts said, “I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to lead this game.” I loved the post of CEO of Cricket Australia. Our staff and players are fantastic people who have done a lot for the sport. I am proud of the collaboration we achieved together. I want to thank the volunteers in communities across the country, who gave their blood and sweat to the sport. ”
Roberts was the chief operating officer in CA before James Sutherland took over as CA CEO. Their agreement was till next year. Now Nick Hawley has been appointed interim chief executive in place of Roberts. Nick was appointed as the CEO of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in 2017. He has more than 13 years of experience.