NSW cricket not cutting staff: chair Knox

New South Wales says it has "no intention" of cutting staff, despite Cricket Australia's move to slash jobs in a bid to shore up finances hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

CA last week laid off 40 staff and has tried to secure agreement for 25 per cent reductions in grants to member states as part of cost-cutting measures.

While South Australia, Victoria and Queensland have also cut staff, Cricket NSW chairman John Knox sees no reason for his state to go down a similar path.

"We continue to invest significantly in the game of cricket," Knox told ABC podcast The Ticket.

"We have no intention to make any cuts at all in our head count.

"We've got nearly 90 people employed in delivering critical cricket services to the grass roots and we're going to continue to invest hard and grow the game."

NSW has declined to accept reductions in state grants suggested by the board's former chief executive Kevin Roberts, who parted company with CA last week after months of criticism over his leadership during the pandemic.

Roberts had said the board's "proactive" cost-cutting was to protect the domestic game from potentially devastating future impacts on revenue.

Knox said NSW had a rosier outlook for the game.

"We've deliberately made the decision that we think the summer of cricket looks great ahead of us and we're going to continue to grow what we think is the greatest game in the country," he said.