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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 22:30 am

Tim Paine Cricket Australia on ABC Q&A: Star torched for sexting scandal

Tim Paine Cricket Australia on ABC Q&A: Star torched for sexting scandal
Tim Paine has been torched in a hot topic of discussion on Thursday night’s episode of Q&A.

Tim Paine and Cricket Australia have been picked apart by Australian social commentators on Q&A over a detail in his sexting scandal.The 36-year-old remains available for selection to play during the Ashes this summer, despite Cricket Australia chairman Richard Freudenstein publicly declaring Cricket Australia did not condone the wicketkeeper’s behaviour.Separate Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania investigations found Paine had not broken the organisations’ codes of conduct.While there is clear anger from some pockets surrounding Pain being allowed to continue his test career without the captaincy — there has also been widespread expressions within the cricket community that Cricket Australia should be taking the brunt of the criticism for hanging Paine out to dry.

High profile Anglican pastor Michael Jensen, however, focused his comments on Cricket Australia, suggesting the governing body’s handling of the crisis “smells bad”.“They were very anxious for a new brush, a new kind of clean image,” he said of Cricket Australia.

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