Chief executive David White
WELLINGTON – New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will cut up to 15 per cent of staff and look to shave NZ$6 million (BDS$7.45 million) in operating costs as part of proposals to cope with “challenging” conditions brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, chief executive David White said.
He told New Zealand media he had informed NZC’s 80 staff on Wednesday about the planned cuts, which would allow the board to maintain funding levels at provincial and district levels, and avoid shrinking the domestic schedule.
“We have our priorities for the year, which we’re not compromising and we’re investing in those,” he told Stuff Media.
“The cuts are coming from NZC, NZ$6 million, of which NZ$1.5 million is staff.”
Players and staff for the national men’s Black Caps and women’s White Ferns teams would not be affected by the cost-cutting measures. Players’ annual retainers would remain as forecast for the coming season, White said.
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