Cricket Australia has announced 40 redundancies as part of a A$40 million package of savings to deal with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among a raft of announcements, the day after Kevin Roberts was removed as CEO to be replaced by interim Nick Hockley, it was confirmed that the major domestic competitions – Sheffield Shield, Marsh Cup, Women’s National Cricket League, BBL and WBBL – will retain their current formats after they had been threatened by cuts.
However, the 2nd XI competition and pathway programmes at U-15 and U-17 level have been paused for the next financial year while there will be no Australia A tours or Cricket Australia XI fixtures.
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