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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 04:45 am

Tim Paine latest; Australian Test teammates rally behind dumped captain after sexting scandal

Tim Paine latest; Australian Test teammates rally behind dumped captain after sexting scandal
Every member of the Australian Test squad has reached out to former captain Tim Paine after the “shock” news of his resignation and they will welcome him in to Ashes camp with open arms.

Still in quarantine in Queensland before the first Ashes Test Australian opener Marcus Harris has thrown his support behind former captain Tim Paine.Every member of the Australian Test squad has reached out to former captain Tim Paine after the “shock” news of his resignation and they will welcome him in to Ashes camp with open arms.” Former Test captain Tim Paine playing Tasmania’s Second XI in Hobart.Opening batter Marcus Harris revealed the players only found out in the minutes before Paine’s resignation last Friday they would go into the Ashes needing a new captain.

” Justin Langer talks with Marcus Harris in 2020 (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images) Fast bowler Pat Cummins is the man most likely to replace Paine as captain, and Harris said he would have no issues handling his work as a key member of the attack, and be skipper.Harris said he wasn’t aware of any player conflict with Cricket Australia despite reports of a rift surfacing after Cricket Tasmania declared Paine’s treatment from the governing body had been “appalling” and that players were similarly upset.

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