CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Cricket Deputy CEO Anthony Crummy has stepped down from his position when the council cut 15 percent of its staff as part of austerity measures to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, NZC chief executive David White said they wanted to reduce about 10 to 15 percent of their staff and save NZD 6 million in operating costs by overcoming the “challenges” posed by the health crisis.
However, Crummy, who has been associated with New Zealand Cricket for five years, said he was not asked to leave and his departure at this time was mere coincidence.
“People have made that connection with time but I have been thinking about what I will do next for several months,” Crummy was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.
“I have been in NZC for five years and love every minute of it and focus on some pretty big projects. I finished one of them (projects) and thought it might be time, so I had a pre-Covid chat. The time was right for me.”
Crummy, who is likely to replace White as head of NZC, said the organization was well-positioned to handle the financial impact of the unprecedented crisis.
“These are difficult times and there will be an impact like David said in the notes. This has been very well navigated so far and I am sure it will happen in the future,” said Crummy, who worked for two years with Rugby New Zealand before taking the role of cricket.
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