Kevin Roberts the Chief of Cricket Australia might lose his job. If he will lose his job then he will join the Rugby Australia & national Rugby League Counterparts Raelene Castle & Todd Greenberg as casualties of the COVID-19 crisis.
It seems like Cricket Australia Chief Kevin Roberts would lose his job this week with stakeholders & staff disgruntled over his handling of the coronavirus shutdown according to the latest report on Monday. The Australian Newspaper said that his fate would be decided at a board meeting in the next 24 hours, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that his departure would be announced on Wednesday. If Roberts, 47, loses his job he will join Rugby Australia and National Rugby League counterparts Raelene Castle and Todd Greenberg as casualties of the COVID-19 crisis.
Roberts was appointed as Cricket Australia Chief in October 2018 after replacing James Sutherland who quit after 17 years after following a damaging ball-tampering scandal which involved National Skipper Steve Smith, David Warner & batsman Cameron Bancroft.
The pressure has been building on him since he announced in April that the majority of the staff will be laid off until mid-year due to the COVID-19’s impact on the game. Further cost-cutting is expected wich has left the state cricket chiefs unimpressed as the coronavirus pandemic hit the sport in off-season.
While doubts still remain whether Australia can host the 20-20 World Cup as scheduled in October-November window, Roberts has locked dates for India’s test tournament later this year.