New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) deputy chief executive has resigned as the organization sheds 15 per cent of its workforce due to the bleak revenue forecast in midst of Covid19 pandemic globally. According to Stuff, Australian Anthony Crummy, who managed the New Zealand operations for the 2015 Cricket World Cup before joining NZC, farewelled its Auckland head office last week. NZC CEO David White last week announced 15% job cuts and it will result in 12 of the 80 employees of NZC cut from the payroll.
“I’ve been at NZC five years and loved every minute of it and focused on some pretty big projects. I finished one of those [projects] and thought it might be time, so I had that chat pre-Covid. The time is right for me. It’s tough times and there’s going to be an impact as David has said on the record. It’s been navigated really well so far and I’m sure it will in the future.” said Cummy.
Crummy had two years with Rugby New Zealand 2011 before his cricketing roles. At NZC he began as head of corporate services and strategy before becoming chief operating officer then deputy CEO in December 2018. Australian Anthony Crummy worked on the rugby and cricket World Cups before joining NZ Cricket.
CEO White had declared last week that job cut exercise would save NZC $1.5 million.
NZC declared revenue of $59.4 million for 2018-19 in its annual report, and White said the coming year’s budget forecast “a significant reduction” on that. Uncertainty around the lucrative men’s Twenty20 World Cup scheduled for Australia in October, which is almost certain to be postponed, and how much cricket the Black Caps can host this summer amid border restrictions, are the big financial questions.