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Nick Hockley CEO of the T20 World Cup 2020: Getty Images

Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Roberts has finally resigned from his post on Tuesday. Due to criticism for his management in this lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, he has to take this decision.

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Kevin Roberts replaced James Sutherland nearly 20 months ago after the ball-tampering scandal. Roberts had a tenure until 2021, but Australia is currently facing a major economic crisis, perhaps because of which he has resigned.

Cricket Australia’s chairman Earl Eddings announced this via a video conference. In an official statement, he said,

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“The CA Board has accepted his resignation and announced the appointment of Nick Hockley, currently Chief Executive of the ICC T20 World Cup, as Interim Chief Executive, effective immediately,”

Nick Hockley has replaced Kevin Roberts as the new interim CEO of Cricket Australia. Nick Hockley is currently the chief executive of the ICC T20 World Cup.

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Kevin Roberts said in an official statement,

“It’s been a privilege to lead and serve the sport I love as CEO of Cricket Australia… I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together. As a lifelong and passionate member of the cricket community, I look forward to seeing the game thrive into the future.

Roberts has been criticized ever since he removed 80 percent of the head office staff in April in the wake of Coronavirus’s havoc.

Earl Eddings thanks Kevin Roberts

Cricket Australia’s chairman Earl Eddings thanked Roberts for his services. He said,

“Kevin has worked tirelessly since taking on the role in difficult circumstances in 2018, and particularly during the challenges of the past few months,”

“He is a man of principle who has always put the best interests of cricket first. We wish him all the best for his future.”


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