In a shocking development, Tim Paine, Australian wicket-keeper batsman, has resigned from Australia’s test captaincy after an old scandal was brought to light. Apparently, Tim Paine sent a series of sexually charged text messages to a female “colleague”, which forced Tim Paine to quit as captain.
The controversy dates back to 2017/18 on the eve of the Ashes series. Paine revealed his decision through a statement and added that the decision has been an incredibly tough one for him to take, but said that it is the right one for him and his family. Paine also revealed that he deeply regrets this incident and is grateful to his family for their support.
“Today, I’m announcing my decision to stand down as the captain of the Australian men’s Test team,” he said.
“It’s an incredibly difficult decision, but the right one for me, my family, and cricket.
“Nearly four years ago, I was involved in a text exchange with a then-colleague. At the time, the exchange was the subject of a thorough CA Integrity Unit investigation, throughout which I fully participated in and openly participated in. That investigation and a Cricket Tasmania HR investigation at the same time found that there had been no breach of the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct.”
Jofra Archer’s tweet on Tim Paine
Jofra Archer is known as the astrologer of the cricket fraternity whose old tweets fit perfectly to future situations. This time another of Jofra’s tweets went viral. In the year 2014, Archer had tweeted the word Tim, and this tweet is now being spoken about in the world of cricket due to the controversy surrounding Tim Paine.
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) June 13, 2014
Meanwhile, both England and Australia will be gearing up for the high-profile Ashes series that is scheduled to commence on 8th December 2021. The venue for the 1st Test is The Gabba in Brisbane. The previous Ashes series between the two teams that was held in the year 2019 resulted in a 2-2 draw. Cricket Australia is yet to announce a new captain for Tests. Steve Smith and Pat Cummins are the likely front runners for the job.
• Tim Paine resigns from test captaincy after an old scandal resurfaced
• Jofra Archer’s old tweet on Tim goes viral