How cricket is classified
NZ Cricket have told us the way we classify them doesn’t reflect their area of the sporting sector. The changes we propose will result in levies that better reflect their risk profile.
Proposed changes for cricket
The sporting sector is divided into four levy risk groups (LRGs). The lowest LRG reflects community activities such as club administration and coaching. The highest LRG is for professional athletes in contact sports and those who support these sports.
Domestic cricketers, who play at a professional level, are currently grouped in the same classification unit (CU) as community cricket organisations with a separate CU for international cricket professionals.
However, given the risk profile of domestic cricket professionals is now similar to that of international cricket professionals, the Community and Domestic cricket CU was moved to a higher Levy Risk Group to reflect their combined risk. NZ Cricket raised concerns that community cricket associations do not have the same risk profile as either domestic or international cricket professionals.
In recognition of this, we're proposing all cricket professionals (at both domestic and professional level) are grouped in the same CU, remaining in their current medium-high levy risk group.
Community cricket associations would then have their own CU and move to a lower-risk group, meaning they would pay a lower levy rate in line with their recent claims history.
What it might mean for you
This proposal would lower the levy rate for the 45 organisations and individuals responsible for community cricket from $2.67 in 2021/22 towards a new rate of $0.57 by 2024/25.
All cricket professionals (at both domestic and international level) would continue to pay a similar levy rate.
The scope of this proposal relates only to people who are employed in the sporting sector, such as professionals or club administrators. Injuries from recreational sport (where players are not paid to play) are funded separately and are not impacted by this proposal.
How it would work
|CU number||CU name||Change|
|93174||'Sport and physical recreation - community cricket'||Move this CU from levy risk group (LRG) 917 ‘Equine and Sporting Activities’ (medium-high risk group) to LRG 911 ‘Sporting and Recreational Activities’ (lower-risk group).|
|93194||'Sport and physical recreation - professional cricket'||No change - this CU stays in current LRG 917 ‘Equine and Sporting Activities’ (medium-high risk group).|