Tim Paine has stepped down as captain of the Australian men’s squad came late last week, following the revelation of explicit messages he made to a female colleague in 2017. Pat Cummins is expected to take his place, despite Paine‘s desire to remain a participant.
Australia’s Test captain, has stepped down, the 36-year-old wicketkeeper batsman announcing his decision at a press conference in Hobart. Cricket Australia is investigating. Paine for sending a female coworker a series of obscene text messages and an inappropriate photo in. 2017, according to media reports.
“I’m announcing today that I’m stepping down as captain of the. Australian men‘s test squad.” It was a difficult decision, but the right one for me, my family, and cricket,” Paine said, reading from a prepared statement.
“Nearly four years ago, I was involved in a text exchange with a then-colleague as a background on my decision. The exchange was the subject of a thorough. CA Integrity Unit investigation at the time, which I completely cooperated with and engaged in openly.
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