Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts to be replaced by interim Nick Hockley

Kevin Roberts’ ignominious exit from Cricket Australia will see the T20 World Cup local organising chief, Nick Hockley, installed as acting chief executive while the governing body conducts a global search for the next long-term leader.

Hockley, who has impressed many with his handling of the women’s event capped by a crowd of more than 86,000 people at the MCG for Australia’s win over India in the March 8 final, was first involved in cricket as part of the organising team for the ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, before holding a senior commercial role with CA from 2015 to 2017.

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Earl Eddings, the CA chairman, spoke to staff before addressing the media on Tuesday with the board due to confirm details of an “operational reset” which is expected to include redundancies later in the week.

“Cricket, like…

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