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news.com.au 19 Nov, 2021 04:30 am

Tim Paine quits as Test captain, caught in sexting bombshell before Ashes: Cricket news 2021

Tim Paine quits as Test captain, caught in sexting bombshell before Ashes: Cricket news 2021
Tim Paine has stood down as Australian Test captain after it emerged he had been investigated by Cricket Australia following a sexting scandal.

“On reflection, my actions in 2017 do not meet the standard of an Australian cricket captain, or the wider community.Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP “I have loved my role as captain of the Australian cricket team.“To Australian cricket fans — I’m deeply sorry that my past behaviour has impacted our game on the eve of the Ashes.“I will remain a committed member of the Australian cricket team, and look forward with anticipation to what is a huge Ashes tour.

“Tim felt it was in the best interests of his family and Australian cricket to take this decision to step down as captain.Tim Paine has stood down as Australian Test captain after it emerged he had been investigated following a sexting scandal.

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