Cricket Australia cuts 40 staff, international tours, to save $40 million after coronavirus pandemic


Cricket Australia will cut 40 staff and slash executive pay as part of a restructuring effort to shore up finances hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the board has announced.

The cost-cutting measures, which also include the suspension of international tours for Australia A, will save the board up to $40 million a year and “partly mitigate” the impact of COVID-19 on revenue.

“We recognise that this is a difficult time for Cricket Australia employees, particularly for those staff members affected by these redundancies and their families,” CA chairman Earl Eddings said.

“However, our responsibility is clear — to navigate a path for cricket through this period of uncertainty and disruption to ensure we come out the other side sustainable in the short term and prosperous in the long term.”

Former Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts resigned this week after mounting pressure over his handling of the pandemic.(AAP: David Crosling)

The restructuring details come a day after the board announced Kevin Roberts had resigned as chief executive with immediate effect.

CA have already furloughed about 80 per cent of its workforce in April and cut executive pay to “proactively” manage the impact of COVID-19.

Reuters



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