Under fire Cricket Australia boss is set to be SACKED over his handling on the coronavirus crisis – less than two years after taking the top jobCricket Australia is on the cusp of sacking Kevin Roberts as chief executiveRoberts has fallen out of favour with staff and stakeholders during COVID-19Announcement on his future and CA staff redundancies is expected this weekHere’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts is set to be sacked over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The CA board is on the cusp of removing Roberts from the top job after a tumultuous chapter that has disappointed stakeholders and left staff disgruntled.
Roberts is yet to be given his marching orders, though an announcement on his fate is expected in the coming days.
The 47-year-old former NSW cricketer will join fellow fallen CEO’s Todd Greenberg and Raelene Castle in the wake of COVID-19.
Kevin Roberts (pictured with his wife Trudy) is expected to be sacked as Cricket Australia chief executive
CA’s board is expected to meet during the next 24 hours to discuss interim measures as they seek to hit the reset button and mend relationships that have strained during recent months.
Roberts was appointed in October 2018 following James Sutherland’s 17-year tenure after he resigned following the ball tampering scandal.
The pressure on Roberts has steadily increased since April 16, when he shocked staff by informing them that the vast majority would be stood down for the rest of the financial year.
The governing body has since debated its financial position and projections with the players’ union and state associations, seeking to cut costs by 25 per cent across the board.
Roberts has been in the top job for 20 months after James Sutherland resigned following the ball tampering scandal
The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), which memorably rowed with Roberts while he was the chief negotiator during the 2017 pay spat, and several states have questioned the numbers and need for such drastic action.
Roberts repeatedly insisted that belt-tightening measures were prudent because the COVID-19 pandemic had cast doubt over so many elements of this summer, having initially warned workers that CA risked running out of money in August.
CA board and staff have lost favour with Roberts after the majority of staff were stood down on 20 per cent pay, while his salary was only slashed to 80 per cent.
Staff are still anxiously waiting for the governing body to reveal the extent of redundancies, with an announcement expected from Roberts on Wednesday.
An announcement on Roberts’ future and the extent of CA staff redundancies is expected on Wednesday
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