Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Roberts has resigned after months of criticism over his handling of the corona virus crisis.

The 47-year-old was criticised for his cost-cutting measures, including asking 80% of staff to take a pay cut. He was appointed in October 2018 following James Sutherland’s 17-year tenure.

Englishman Nick Hockley, the chief executive of the Twenty/20 World Cup, has replaced Roberts on an interim basis. Cricket Australia said a wider “operational reset” at the governing body will be announced this week.

Roberts is the third CEO of a major Australian sport to depart in the past two months after the National Rugby League’s Todd Greenberg and Rugby Australia’s RAE-LENE Castle stood down in April.