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Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts resigns, plus more

Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Kevin Roberts has resigned from the national governing body and has been replaced by Nick Hockley on an interim basis. Roberts, who was appointed in October 2016, has been criticised over the last few months for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has included drastic cost-cutting measures. These have included some 200 staff being stood down on 80 per cent pay cuts while executives and the remainder of staff remained at work on 80 per cent of their regular pay. Roberts is the third chief executive of a major Australian sport to exit in the past two months after the National Rugby League's (NRL) Todd Greenberg and Rugby Australia's (RA) Raelene Castle stood down in April. Hockley, Roberts’ temporary replacement, will continue as the chief executive of this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The tournament is still scheduled to get underway on 18th October in Australia, though CA chairman Earl Eddings has said it is “unlikely” to take place in 2020 because of Covid-19.

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